The Handy

Hand-Held HPGe Detector


Baltic's lightweight Handy HPGe hand-held radiation detector is used to register Gamma and X-Ray spectra in environmental objects, industrial and agricultural products, nuclear power plants, and other organizations processing radioactive wastes.


  • Minimal size and weight
  • Can be placed in an ordinary case
  • Minimal time to reach the proper temperature mode for the detector after LN2 filling
  • Minimal time for the Dewar vessel emptying from LN2 remains Convenience and simplicity of operating and servicing the device.

  • Emergency response
  • Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Undercover Surveillance
  • Radiation Safety
  • Passenger and Freight Monitoring
  • Non-proliferation Enforcement
  • Health Physics



Standard dimensions of planar detection
     Sensitive area, mm2 500*
     Thickness, mm 15
Energy resolution for 500 mm2 sensitive area detector at energy 122 keV, eV 560
Maximum efficinecy of coaxial detector, % 8
Energy resolution for 8% efficient detector at energy 1.33 MeV, keV 1.8
Dewar vessel volume, I 0.6
Detector holding time, h >20
Time for reaching operating temperature after liquid nitrogen filling, h 1
Maximum number of quantization levels of ADC 16k
Integral nonlinearity, % 0.05
Differential nonlinearity, % <1
Dimensions, mm
     Detection unit 270 x 190 x 195
     Case 460 x 330 x 150
Weight, kg
     Detection unit 2.4
     Case with spectrometer set (including detection unit) 6.5
Detector power supply
     Voltage, V +/- 12
     Current, mA (for each polarity) 35




    • Lead sheilding with collimators
    • Hand-cart
    • Hard-sided transport case
    • Other accessories: funnel for LN2
    • Filling
    • Recharger

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