Silicon Detectors for Alpha Spectroscopy
The most common areas of application of Alpha Spectroscopy are in radiochemistry and the screening of health physics and environmental samples.
The silicon detectors of choice for these applications are ULTRAs with a depletion depth of >/=100 microns and ULTRA-AS detectors for ultra-low background applications.
Many installations still use reliable Ruggedized (R-Series) Surface Barrier Detectors, which are both low-background and light tight.
ULTRA and ULTRA AS Ion Implanted Silicon Charged Particle Detector Data Sheet
ULTRA-CAM Ion Implanted Silicon Detector for Continuous Air Monitoring Data Sheet
R Series Ruggedized Partially Depleted Silicon and Low Background (See No Alpha) Detector Data Sheet