Advanced Nuclear Radiation Detectors

Advanced Nuclear Radiation Detectors

Materials, processing, properties and applications

Ashok K Batra


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This book is a comprehensive guide to the current state-of-the-art science and technology involved in the analysis and development of gamma-ray nuclear materials for commercial, medical, industrial, military and space applications. It reviews the current and upcoming materials and material-based technologies for gamma-ray detectors, as well as their growth process in various forms, such as single crystals, films, and ceramics. Thoroughly compiled, it is ideal for graduate students, engineers, technicians, scientists and managers. It brings to both novice and advanced readers all the topics required to jump-start investigations on gamma-ray materials and their growth. 

Key Features: 

  • Provides the state-of-the-art in this rapidly evolving domain with a focus on third generation crystals for nuclear radiation detectors  

  • The only book to cover fundamentals, applications, and the latest research results 

  • Includes processing techniques and discusses the applications of nuclear detectors 

  • Discusses potential materials that can be used in nuclear detection 

  • Presents the future of nuclear detectors 


Ashok K Batra:
Professor Batra has more than 30 years of experience in solid-state physics and its various applications. A recipient of a NASA Group Achievement Award and the Alabama A&M University School of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Year award, he has published over 200 publications, including four books, book chapters, proceedings, review articles, and NASA TMs. He has been on the faculty at Alabama A&M University since 1984 in the Physics Department, where his experience in research and teaching have provided him the knowledge to be a domain expert in the radiation detectors subject area.