Gamma Ray Spectrometer
Mar 2010Ametek Advanced Measurement Technology, ORTECRequest Info
Ametek Advanced Measurement Technology’s Ortec Products Group has released an integrated gamma ray spectrometer for use in fixed and mobile counting room applications. The self-contained LDM100-GEM is a germanium laboratory detector module, a compact unit that operates quietly and generates <20 W of waste heat. The detector element is cooled by a miniature cryocooler, rather than by liquid nitrogen. The crystal is encapsulated in a cryostat, eliminating the need for thermal cycling during a partial warm-up. The detector runs on a 10- to 17-VDC supply and has a built-in battery that enables it to run for an additional 3 h in the event of a power failure. Also included is a high-stability digital signal processor. All that is needed to make a complete gamma spectrometry system is an AC or DC power source and a PC on which to install the included Maestro MCA software.