The global inorganic scintillators market is segmented on the basis of type, applications, and geography. Based on type the global inorganic scintillators market includes CsI, NaI, GoS, and others. Based on applications the global inorganic scintillators market is broadly categorized into healthcare, nuclear power plants, industrial, and homeland security and defense. In 2013, the healthcare accounted for the largest share of the global inorganic scintillators market, by application.
A number of factors such as technological advancements in inorganic scintillators, rise in security threats to drive the radiation detection market for homeland security, increase in PET/CT scans, increasing incidence of cancer, paramount concern for safety in the wake of Fukushima disaster are propelling the growth of the inorganic scintillators market. However, shortage in nuclear power and radiation workforce, decline of number of power plants and shortage of Helium-3 are the major factors hindering the growth of this market.
The major players in the global inorganic scintillators market includes, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), RMD (Dynasil company) (U.S.), Argus Imaging B.V. (Netherlands), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), Mirion Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Saint-Gobain SA (France), Hitachi Metals America Ltd. (U.S.), Canberra Industries, Inc. (U.S.) and Ludlum Measurements, Inc. (U.S.), among others.
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