X-Ray Detector refers to detectors that are mainly used in X-ray analyzers. Radiation detector is a general term for gamma, alpha, beta, and neutron radiation detectors, including X-ray detectors.

Energy dispersive X-ray detectors are semiconductor detectors called silicon drift detectors (SDDs) or PIN photodiodes. In the past, Si (Li) detectors called solid-state detectors (SSDs) were widely used, but now SDDs are used because of their good resolution, high counting rate, no need for liquid nitrogen, easy management and compact size.

Wavelength-dispersive X-ray analyzers use proportional counters to count the X-rays spectroscopically produced by the monochromator.

The following companies are among the manufacturers of X-ray detectors.

For radiation detection, such as gamma radiation, see "Radiation Detection".

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