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Radiation Detection Materials Markets: 2015-2022

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Growth in the demand for radiation detection, especially for homeland security and medical applications, is driving the need for radiation detection materials that can provide sufficient performance at the right price. Increased interest in mobile radiation detection for security and military applications places more emphasis on materials that can reliably distinguish between naturally occurring and potentially threatening sources of radiation while using relatively thin crystals in order to limit size and weight of the detectors. At the same time, certain applications demand larger crystals, putting pressure on suppliers to grow defect-free large diameter crystals at a cost the market will accept.

This report provides insight into the status of a wide range of materials for detection of gamma rays, x-rays and neutrons. Materials that have been used for decades for gamma and x-ray detection are not going away, but replacement materials are on the horizon. Restrictions on the use of helium-3 continue to drive a need for other materials for neutron detection. Materials such as CLYC (Cs2LiYCl6), that can detect both gamma rays and neutrons, are very compelling and have received a lot of attention lately. We discuss the commercial prospects of CLYC and other materials that have the potential to change the radiation detection materials industry. Notable materials include strontium iodide and cadmium zinc telluride (CZT).

Much of the focus is on the companies that make scintillation and semiconductor materials for radiation detection, and this report covers suppliers that are at the forefront of developing new materials and manufacturing processes, including Acrorad, CapeSym, Hellma Materials, Hilger Crystals, Redlen Technologies, RMD Instruments, Saint-Gobain, and others. We also discuss companies upstream and downstream of the crystal suppliers and how changes in detection materials affect their businesses.

While homeland security and medical imaging are the primary applications that materials suppliers are targeting, other applications have a significant effect on the development of this industry. This report discusses the role of radiation detection materials in the nuclear power industry and also covers various industrial and scientific applications that use nontrivial quantities of radiation detection materials.

This report includes granular eight-year forecasts of radiation detection materials, looking both at volume of material required and revenues. Forecasts are broken down by material type, application, and geography.

Executive Summary
E.1 Radiation Detection for Security and Health
E.1.1 How Radiation Detection Materials Can Improve Homeland Security
E.1.2 Addressing Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons
E.1.3 Accelerating Development of Medical Imaging and the Need for New Materials
E.1.4 Industrial Applications Impacting Health and Safety
E.2 Effect of Newer Materials on the Radiation Detection Materials Market
E.2.1 Continuing Efforts to Replace Helium-3 for Neutron Detection
E.2.2 Improving Performance and Reducing Cost of Scintillation and Semiconductor Materials
E.3 Key Firms to Watch
E.3.1 Scintillation Materials Suppliers
E.3.2 Semiconductor Materials Suppliers
E.3.3 Companies Further up the Supply Chain
E.3.4 The Role of Governments and National Laboratories
E.4 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for Radiation Detection Materials
E.4.1 Summary by Material Class
E.4.2 Summary by Application
 
Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 Changes since Last Report
1.1.2 Materials for Detecting Gamma Rays
1.1.3 Materials for Neutron Detection
1.1.4 Homeland Security and Medical Imaging Markets Driving Materials Requirements
1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report
 
Chapter Two: Trends in Materials for Radiation Detection
2.1 Shifting Away from Legacy Materials
2.1.1 The Future of Sodium Iodide
2.1.2 Use of Plastic Scintillation Materials
2.1.3 The High Cost of HPGe
2.2 Commercialization of Newer Scintillation Materials
2.2.1 Strontium Iodide-based Materials
2.2.2 CLYC (Cs2LiYCl6) and Related Materials
2.2.3 Materials Based on Rare Earth Metals
2.2.4 Fluorides, Oxides, and Silicates
2.2.5 Nanomaterials and other Next Generation Alternatives
2.3 Development of Alternative Semiconductor Radiation Detection Materials
2.3.1 Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) and Related Materials
2.3.2 Other Compound Semiconductors
2.3.3 Alternative Materials in Development
2.4 Replacing 3-Helium for Neutron Detection
2.4.1 Boron-based Materials
2.4.2 Lithium-based Materials
2.5 The Radiation Detection Materials Supply Chain
2.5.1 Effect of Raw Material Supply and Demand on the Market for Detection Materials
2.5.2 Impact of Materials Trends on Raw Materials Suppliers
2.5.3 Effective Strategies for Scintillator Crystal Manufacturers
2.5.4 How Materials Changes Impact Equipment and Device Manufacturers
2.6 Key Points from this Chapter
 
Chapter Three: Key Applications for Radiation Detection Materials
3.1 Homeland Security
3.1.1 Cargo Scanning
3.1.2 Securing Ports of Entry and Cities
3.2 Military Applications
3.2.1 Portable Detectors
3.2.2 Nuclear Weapons
3.3 Nuclear Power Plants
3.4 Medical Imaging
3.4.1 PET and SPECT Scanning
3.4.2 X-Ray Imaging
3.4.3 Radiation Therapy
3.5 Industrial Applications Related to Health and Safety
3.6 Oil and Mining Industry
3.7 Scientific and Research Needs
3.8 Key Points from this Chapter
 
Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts for Radiation Detection Materials
4.1 Forecasting Methodology
4.2 Forecasts of Scintillation Materials
4.3 Forecasts of Semiconductor Materials
4.4 Forecasts of Neutron Detection Materials
4.5 Forecasts by Radiation Detection Application
4.6 Forecasts by Geography
 
List of Exhibits
 
Exhibit E-1: Worldwide Radiation Detection Material Volume and Revenue, by Material Type  
Exhibit E-2: Worldwide Radiation Detection Materials Revenue, by Application, $ Millions. 
Exhibit 2-1: Comparison of Fluoride-based Scintillation Materials. 
Exhibit 2-2: Comparison of Oxide-based Scintillation Materials. 
Exhibit 2-3: Companies Supplying Scintillation Materials and Detectors. 
Exhibit 3-1: Radiation Detection Materials and their Applications. 
Exhibit 3-2: Worldwide Nuclear Weapons Arsenals. 
Exhibit 3-3:  Nuclear Power Plants Under Construction or Planned, by Region. 
Exhibit 3-4: Opportunities for Materials in PET and SPECT Imaging. 
Exhibit 3-5: Funding for Research on Scintillators for PET and SPECT Applications. 
Exhibit 4-1: Worldwide Scintillation Material Volume and Revenue, by Material Type. 
Exhibit 4-2: NaI Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-3: CsI Crystal Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-4: CsI Thin-Film Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-5: Lanthanum-based Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-6: Other Simple Salts Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-7: CLYC-based Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application.
Exhibit 4-8: Oxide-based Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-9: Silicate-based Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application.
Exhibit 4-10: Yttrium-based Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-11: Plastic Scintillator Volume and Revenue, by Application.
Exhibit 4-12: Nanomaterials Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-13: HPGe Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-14: CdTe/CZT Volume and Revenue, by Application. 
Exhibit 4-15: Other Semiconductor Volume and Revenue, by Application.
Exhibit 4-16: Revenue for 3He Replacements, by Material, $ Millions. 
Exhibit 4-17: Revenue from Neutron Detection Materials in Various Applications, by Material $ Millions. 
Exhibit 4-18: Revenue from Radiation Detection Materials for Domestic Security, by Material, $ Millions  
Exhibit 4-19: Revenue from Radiation Detection Materials for Military Applications, by Material, $ Millions  
Exhibit 4-20: Revenue from Radiation Detection Materials for Nuclear Power, by Material, $ Millions 
Exhibit 4-21: Revenue from Radiation Detection Materials for Medical Imaging, by Material, $ Millions  
Exhibit 4-22: Revenue from Radiation Detection Materials for Industrial Applications, by Material, $ Millions  
Exhibit 4-23: Revenue from Radiation Detection Materials for Oil and Mining, by Material,  $ Millions  
Exhibit 4-24: Revenue from Radiation Detection Materials for Scientific Applications, by Material, $ Millions  
Exhibit 4-25: Revenue from Scintillator and Semiconductor Materials by Geographical Region, $ Millions  
Exhibit 4-26: Revenue from Materials for Nuclear Power, by Geographical Region, $ Millions  

Radiation Detection Materials Markets: 2015-2022

Worldwide Radiation Detection Material Markets to Surpass $2.6 billion in 2022

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of a new report titled, "Radiation Detection Materials Markets: 2015-2022” that states that the market for radiation detection materials (Scintillator crystals, thin film scintillators, semiconductors and neutron detection materials) will grow from $1.8 billion (USD) to over $2.6 billion on 2020 and approach $3 billion (USD) in 2022.  The report is the next in a series from the firm on radiation detection that dates back to 2011.  Recent reports include opportunity analyses of radiation detection equipment in defense and homeland security, medical and health care and industrial applications.

Details about the report, including a downloadable excerpt are available at: http://ntechresearch.com/market_reports/radiation-detection-materials-markets-2015-2022

About the Report:

This report provides insight into the status of a wide range of materials for detection of gamma rays, x-rays and neutrons. Materials that have been used for decades for gamma and x-ray detection are not going away, but replacement materials are on the horizon. Restrictions on the use of helium-3 continue to drive a need for other materials for neutron detection. Materials such as CLYC (Cs2LiYCl6), that can detect both gamma rays and neutrons, are very compelling and have received a lot of attention lately. We discuss the commercial prospects of CLYC and other materials that have the potential to change the radiation detection materials industry. Notable materials include strontium iodide and cadmium zinc telluride (CZT).

Companies addressed in the report include: Acrorad, Canberra, CapeSym, Dynasil, GE Healthcare, Hamamatsu, Hilger Crystals, Kromek, ORTEC, Philips Healthcare, RMD, Saint-Gobain, Symetrica, Varian, and Zecotek Photonics.

This report includes granular eight-year forecasts of radiation detection materials, looking both at volume of material required and revenues. Forecasts are broken down by material type, application, and geography.

Highlights

·        Needs of the domestic security and medical imaging industries are driving improvements to existing materials and development of new materials. The ultimate goal is a material with better resolution, faster decay time, better resistance to environment and radiation, while maintaining reasonable light yield and cost.

·        There will still be a demand for established materials like sodium iodide, cesium iodide, and plastic scintillators. Growth in the end markets more than makes up for increased penetration of newer materials.

·        Lanthanum bromide is seeing increased use, especially in security applications, and we expect this trend to continue, though growth will be somewhat tempered by its high cost. But Saint-Gobain Crystals owns sole rights for commercial production. Any company that can come up with a material that equals LaBr3 in performance but beats it in price will find itself a winner.

·        CLYC has gotten a lot of attention but has yet to prove itself, having fallen somewhat short on its promise use as a dual function gamma ray and neutron detector. In the short term, it is a viable replacement for 3He in neutron detection.

·        CZT may be on the verge of overcoming previous difficulties with crystal growth that have kept costs too high for many commercial applications. If costs come down, this semiconductor material has excellent growth potential.

·        Some new materials might find themselves on a fast track to commercial success. Promising entrants include lutetium fine silicate, patented by Zecotek, for gamma detection (especially for medical imaging) and6LiF/ZnS for neutron detection.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the radiation detection market. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

posted Mar 02, 2015

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