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X-Ray and Gamma Ray Detectors

X-ray and gamma ray detectors assess the spatial distribution, spectrum or other properties of x-ray and gamma ray emissions. The types of common detectors can be divided into three categories: gas-filled detectors, scintillation detectors, and semiconductor detectors. Selecting a particular detector type should be based on the x-ray or gamma ray spectrum of interest, desired resolution, and efficiency needs. Other considerations should include count rate performance, viability for timing experiments and price. These detectors are typically used in mammography and radiology, nuclear plant monitoring, research and classroom settings.