1. 2015

    Hilger Crystals’ Arrays Enable High-Speed Baggage Scanning

    Scintillation Crystals

    Hilger Crystals supplies synthetic crystal arrays for state-of-the-art, high speed X-ray baggage and cargo screening at security checkpoints e.g. airports and sea ports.

    Crystal Materials Index

  2. 1975

    Hilger Crystals Supplies Sodium Iodide Crystals for the EMI Scanner CT5000

    The EMI Scanner CT5000, was the first commercially available computed tomography (CT) whole body scanner. It was developed by Sir Godfrey Hounsfield. Hilger supplied the synthetic crystals for the scanner which made the first CT images of the human brain.

    Crystal Materials Index

  3. 1950

    Hilger Crystals Develops X-ray Detection Crystals for British Government

    Scintillation Crystals

    Hilger Crystals was awarded the contract to develop X-ray detection crystals for the British government. By 1968, Hilger Crystals was specializing in emission spectroscopy and scintillation crystals.

  4. 1874

    Hilger Crystals Founded

    Hilger Crystals, a Dynasil CompanyHilger Crystals evolved from Adam Hilger (founded in 1874) to manufacture precision optical and mechanical instruments. Manufacturing was set up in London with a few employees who specialized in the manufacture of precision optical and mechanical instruments. Today, Hilger Crystals has a well-established history and proven reputation for producing high-quality, commercial-grade synthetic crystals used in infrared spectroscopy and state-of-the-art scintillation and detection solutions.

    About Hilger Crystals

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