intrinsic detector

intrinsic detector

[in′trin·sik di′tek·tər]
(engineering)
A semiconductor detector of electromagnetic radiation that utilizes the generation of electron-hole pairs across the semiconductor band gap.
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In comparison to image plate systems, it provides an ideal peak to background ratio due to the absence of intrinsic detector noise.