Gamma Photon Detector

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A gamma photon is emitted from a decaying nucleus on a very random basis. A gamma pulse stream makes a very random source of periods between pulses.


The period may be converted to a number for a random number sequence, or for a random time-gating.


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Circuit Design Links

Gamma-Photon Radiation Detector —Maxim Application Note 2236
http://www.maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/an_pk/2236