Application of planar silicon detectors for monitoring accidental intakes, wounds and small biological samples
Franck, D.; Guyot, P.; de Carlan, L. ; Burger, P.; Legou, Ph.; Mazur, C.; Pihet, P
Radiation Protection Dosimetry, (1999) v. 83(4) p. 309-315
The design and characteristics of a spectroscopy system prototype, featuring a high energy resolution semiconductor detector operating at room temperature, is presented with a view to its use for solving radiation protection monitoring problems. This device combines large-area (3x3 cm2) strip silicon detectors and discrete analogue electronics including multiplexed readout circuits and anticoincidence shielding. The applications of such a system are discussed in the light of germanium detector technology. Contaminated wounds, thyroid and small biological samples are reviewed as examples of operational cases relevant to individual monitoring.