|The properties of an ideal detector for gamma-ray
- output signal proportional to gamma-ray energy;
- high efficiency i.e. high absorption coefficient;
- easy mechanism for collecting the detector signal;
- good energy resolution;
- good stability over time, temperature and operating parameters.
The two main types of detector used for gamma-ray spectroscopy are:
- semiconductor detectors; and
- scintillation detectors.
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