Sodium Chloride      Download PDF ↓

Sodium Chloride, or common rock salt, is one of the most useful materials for general purpose spectroscopic windows and applications where sensitivity to moisture is not important.

Potassium Bromide      Download PDF ↓

Potassium Bromide is one of the most useful materials for general purpose spectroscopic windows and applications where sensitivity to moisture is not important. KBr is the most commonly used beam splitter material for IR spectrophotometers.

Lithium Fluoride      Download PDF ↓

Lithium fluoride is used as a diffracting crystal in X-ray spectrometry. It has a large energy gap and its crystals are transparent to short wavelength ultraviolet radiation.

Calcium Fluoride      Download PDF ↓

Calcium Fluoride is a crystal of choice for widespread IR and near UV application as spectroscopic windows, prisms, and lenses. It finds applications in the UV as Eximer laser windows. It can be doped with Europium and used as a gamma ray scintillator.

Caesium Iodide      Download PDF ↓

Caesium Iodide is a material with the deepest known IR transmission. It is often used for components in wide range spectrophotometers. Cesium Iodide is a soft material that is rugged, shock resistant, and slightly hydroscopic.

Zinc Tungstate      Download PDF ↓

Zinc Tungstate is a high density crystal with good radiation resistance and low afterglow properties that's typically used in particle physics and dark matter research.

Thallium-doped Sodium Iodide      Download PDF ↓

Thallium-doped Sodium Iodide crystals are available in a wide range of standard sizes and configurations either as separate crystals or as complete assemblies. Maximum light transfer is achieved by employing a high efficiency reflector chosen to suit the particular application for which the crystal is required. Materials used are selected to ensure low background count.

Thallium-doped Caesium Iodide      Download PDF ↓

Thallium-doped Caesium Iodide, or CsI(Tl), is a useful scintillator offering high light yield and emits at a wavelength suitable for silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs). Caesium Iodide crystal arrays are used in security imaging systems such as baggage scanners.

Sodium-doped Caesium Iodide      Download PDF ↓

Sodium-doped Caesium Iodide is a rugged material with high light output often used for geophysical applications.

Sodium Iodide      Download PDF ↓

Sodium Iodide is hydroscopic and emits at short wavelengths. It is used in dark matter research as it can be produced very radiopure.

LYSO      Download PDF ↓

LYSO, Lutetium Yttrium Oxyorthosilicate, is a non-hydroscopic scintillator that is both bright and fast. It finds application where fast timing is needed such as PET and TOF PET imaging.

GLuGAG      Download PDF ↓

GLuGAG, supplied as a sintered ceramic material, has high light yield and low afterglow.

Europium-doped Calcium Fluoride      Download PDF ↓

Europium-doped Calcium Fluoride has widespread application as a non-hydroscopic crystal in low energy and particle detection.

CLYC      Download PDF ↓

CLYC offers good Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) for neutron detection and better gamma-ray resolution than NaI (Sodium Iodide) or CsI (Cesium Iodide) making CLYC an ideal solution for several classes of handheld instruments, including Personal Radiation Detectors (PRDs.)

YAP (Cerium-doped)      Download PDF ↓

YAP, Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Perovskite, has application as a non-hydroscopic crystal in low energy and particle detection.

YAG (Cerium-doped)      Download PDF ↓

YAG, or Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (Cerium-doped) finds application as a non-hydroscopic crystal in low energy and particle detection.

Cadmium Tungstate      Download ↓

Cadmium Tungstate is a non-hygroscopic scintillator offering good light yield. Often used in CT applications it features high radiopurity and low background.

Bismuth Germanate (BGO)      Download PDF ↓

A relatively hard, high density, non-hydroscopic crystal with good gamma ray absorption. Often used for PET imaging and high energy physics applications as Compton shields.

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Hilger Crystals is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 certified company with a long-established history and proven reputation producing high-quality synthetic crystals for infrared spectroscopy and X and gamma ray detection. Products can be built to custom design requirements and supplied within short lead times.

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