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Detective X - HPGe Radioisotope Identification Device

How is the “gold standard” for nuclear threat detection and identification improved? ORTEC's new High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Detective X “RIID” does exactly that with a combination of identification improvements, operational improvements (conops), better interconnectivity capabilities and longer battery life.

Detection and identification functions


  • Larger HPGe crystal, three times more efficient than el Micro-Detective-HX .
  • Improved algorithm that increases the probability of detection.
  • Complete library of more than 175 radionuclides, including new radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Better gap detection and identification capability.


operational improvements


  • Rugged instrument designed for harsh environments (IP65 compliant).
  • Significantly reduced weight (about half of the Detective-EX-100T ).
  • Battery life is doubled and the batteries are hot-swappable.
  • New Li6/ZnS (NDM) neutron detector module, 3He not required. 
  • Larger display screen, easily readable in sunlight.


quality improvements


  • New Stirling chiller with more cooling capacity and better mean time between failures.
  • Designed with an extremely hard polycarbonate shell, making it lighter and stronger.


Enhanced connectivity options


  • The system includes a built-in Ethernet connection (RJ45).
  • The USB connection to the PC is plug and play.
  • The USB stick stores >100,000 spectra.
  • Mobile phone interconnectivity and instrument control for iOS, Android and Windows platforms.
  • WiFi and Bluetooth are standard with Detective X.


NEW! The TRANS-SPEC application provides the MCA emulation functions needed to use Detective X as a standard spectrometer system. (Check out the all-in-one Detective-X-TS spectrometer). ¡NEW! RAPID interface designed to meet specific customer needs to streamline data collection and minimize nuisance alarm notifications.  

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