Detectors of Radiation

Detecting Nuclear Radiation

  1. Most methods of detecting alpha-, beta- and gamma-rays are based on the fact that these radiations have an ionizing effect.
  2. The detectors used to detect radioactive emissions include
    1. 3 Types of Radioactive Emission
    2. Characteristics of Radioactive Emission
  3. Detectors of Radiation
    1. Gold Leaf Electroscope
    2. Geiger-Muller Tube
    3. Cloud Chamber
    4. Spark-Chamber Detector
    5. Film Badge (Dosimeter)
  4. Table below shows the types of emission that can be detected by different detectors

Detectors Alpha Beta Gamma
Gold Leaf Electroscope
Geiger-Muller Tube
Cloud Chamber
Spark-Chamber Detector
Film Badge (Dosimeter)