November 7, 2012 AT 2:32 pm

DIY Large Area Detector for X-rays

Ben Krasnow shows you how to build a large area detector for x-rays with parts found online, and shows you how it works.

I built a large area detector that is sensitive to X-rays and will be used in an upcoming project. The detector is constructed from a “Lanex Regular” X-ray intensifying screen, and a Hamamatsu R6094 photomultiplier tube (PMT). The PMT amplifies the light from the intensifying screen which is emitted when an X-ray strikes the screen. The area of the screen allows it to catch many X-ray photons created by backscatter.

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  1. That is deeply cool.

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