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X-ray Detectors

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Level 1 topics include:

  • How Do You Detect an X-ray?
  • Making Sure You Get the Right X-rays
  • Stop Them in Their Tracks
  • Different Kinds of Detectors for Different Jobs
  • Specific Detector Types
  • Which is Best?

Level 2 topics include:

  • So...What Would a Perfect X-ray Detector be Like?
  • Introduction to X-ray Detectors
  • Proportional Counters
  • Microchannel Plates
  • Semiconductor Detectors
  • Scintillators
  • Phosphors
  • NEADs
  • Single Photon Calorimeters

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