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Gamma ray detection

  1. Jun 2, 2010 #1
    Hi

    I'm studying decay of atomic nucleus. Alpha and beta rays are essentially particles and their path are easily traced. But high frequency gamma rays easily penetrate metal foils, and I wonder that how gamma rays are practically detected and measured in lab experiments? Is photo-electric devices possible, or their are some other better ways?
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2010 #2

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  4. Jun 3, 2010 #3
    Thank you mathman!
     
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