Custom Scintillation Detectors, Radiation Detection

Custom Scintillation Detectors

Scintillation Crystals and Detectors


Berkeley Nucleonics offers a full range of standard, specialized, and custom built scintillation detectors designed to meet the needs of the most demanding radiation counting applications. All known  scintillation materials are employed ranging from plastics to liquid scintillators to inorganic crystals such as NaI(Tl),  CsI(Tl) / (Na), high-density BGO,...

Cerium Bromide CeBr3 High Resolution / Low Background Scintillators

Cerium Bromide scintillators feature very high light yields, fast response, and high density properties. The key advantage to the material, when compared to other high resolution scintillators, is its very low intrinsic background noise. The material is also fast without any slow components. CeBr3 scintillators are hygroscopic and are available from BNC encapsulated with an entrance window,...

Silicon Photomultiplier Readout (SiPM)

Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) offer an alternative to the traditional readout of scintillators with photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). SiPMs are mechanically compact, can be operated at low voltages, and are impervious to magnetic fields. The energy resolution possible with SiPMsis in some instances comparable to that to that achieved by PMTs. This value is in practice determined by the type of...

Srl2(Eu) - Strontium Iodide High Resolution / Low Background Scintillators

Europium doped Strontium Iodide scintillators feature very high light yields and excellent performance over a broad range of energies. SrI2(Eu) crystals are hygroscopic, relatively slow, and inherently free of intrinsic radioactivity.

CLYC:Ce Gamma / Neutron Scintillators


Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) scintillators combine the characteristics of medium resolution gamma ray detectors and 3He neutron detectors in one scintillation material. These dual-mode scintillators can therefore be used for the simultaneous detection of both gamma and neutron radiation. CLYC crystals are hygroscopic and are available from BNC in sizes up to 51 x 51 mm either encapsulated with...

Compton Suppression

Compton Suppressors Anti Compton Shields

Compton Suppression Shields are scintillation detector assemblies that are mounted around a High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector to detect the gamma rays scattered by the Ge crystal when a Compton event occurs. Many options are available and careful consideration should be taken when selecting the scintillation crystal(s) and the assembly design. Please download our comprehensive application...

BaF2 Barium Fluoride Scintillators for Fast Timing Measurements

BaF2 scintillators are used for fast timing measurements where sub nanosecond time resolution is required. Supported applications include Positron Life Studies, Time of Flight (TOF) measurement, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Complete assemblies with crystal, light read out device, and front end electronics available from Berkeley Nucleonics.

YAP:Ce Scintillators for Fast X-Ray Spectroscopy

Cerium doped Yttrium Aluminum Perovskite (YAP:Ce) crystals are fast and mechanically robust scintillators ideal for use in the detection of low energy X-rays and gamma rays. Due to the material’s very fast decay time, detectors equipped with YAP:Ce can be operated at count rates of several MHz.