Alpha / Beta Detectors
Our alpha / beta external probes can be connected to a RADEAGLE RTR via USB cable. They contain a standalone MCA system with pulse shape discrimination and separate Alpha and Beta radiation with a single scintillator-based detector concept. Technical specifications are found at the bottom of this page.
The system processes 25kcps Alpha pulses and 20kcps Beta pulses using a List-Mode acquisition. Powered by the RTR handheld instrument, a continuous connection allows up to 8h combined runtime of external detector and handheld.
Upon connection between RADEAGLET-Ruggedized and the external Alpha/Beta probe, the software interface automatically adjusts and offers additional information from the probe.
Alarm levels can be specified in the Advanced Mode of the instrument to announce high levels of Alpha or high levels of Beta radiation. Both radiation types require a close proximity to the source.
Note, the external instrument detects either one of of both or both radiation types in parallel. The detector can be attached/detached during operation without any additional manual user action. It is auto-calibrated and powered through the main handheld unit.
The detector face is secured mylar foil and a hexagonal protection grid. With this grid, damages to the foil are prevented even when the detector is close to the source - which is common for Alpha/Beta detection missions.
The connection between external probe and RTR is established via a rugged, waterproof connector. A spiral cable allows maximum motion freedom in positioning the external detector on surfaces or test containers.
A plastic front cap keeps the detector face safe during transport and setup. Please keep the cap on the detector, whenever it is not in use.
|Detector Type||Alpha/Beta sensitive scintillator including photomultiplier|
Mylar foil; Honeycomb protective grid
25kcps Alpha; 20kcps Beta
4096 channels energy vs. 4096 channels width, with a non-linear
parametric window and Haykin adaptive optimisation
List-mode; USB interrupt mode transfer; RADIx encryption
|Temperature Range||-30°C up to 70°C|
High-performance, low power FPGA subsystem coupled to DSP
|Size||169mm x 68mm; handle ø50mm|
1Refers to the NaI(Tl) variant of the instrument. Other detector options feature different geometries.