Thallium bromide (TlBr) is a compound semiconductor material, which can be used for X-ray and gamma-ray detectors and can be used at room temperature. It has excellent physical properties, high atomic number and density, wide bandgap (B = 2.68 eV), and low ionization energy. Compared with other X-ray and gamma-ray detection materials, TlBr devices have high detection efficiency and excellent energy resolution performance. So TlBr is suitable for housing in small tubes or shells, and it can be widely used in nuclear material measurement, safeguards verification, national security, space high-energy physics research, and other fields. Based on the fabrication of TlBr prototype detector, this paper focuses on the device fabrication and signal acquisition technology. Gamma-ray spectrum measurements and performance tests are carried out with AM-241 radioactive source. The results show that the special photoelectric peak of 59.5 keV is clearly visible, and the optimal resolution is 4.15 keV (7%).
Study on Thallium Bromide Radioactive Detector
Manuscript received September 12, 2017; final manuscript received December 2, 2018; published online March 15, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Jay F. Kunze.
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Li-xia, H., Xiao-yong, H., and Gao-kui, H. (March 15, 2019). "Study on Thallium Bromide Radioactive Detector." ASME. ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci. April 2019; 5(2): 024501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042357
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