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2024

Scintillator Market

Scintillator Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Material (Inorganic Scintillator, Organic Scintillator), by Product Type (Pocket Size Instruments, Hand-Held instruments, Fixed, Installed, Automatic Instruments) and by Industry Vertical (Industrial, Aerospace and Defense, Energy and Power, Healthcare, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Vineet Kumar
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Scintillator Market Outlook – 2027 

Scintillator is a device that emits a brief pulse of light when excited by ionizing radiation and total energy in pulse of light is directly proportional to energy of incident ionizing radiation. This device allows scientist to detect particles as well as other forms of radiation and smallest amount of scintillation can trigger a signal in photo detectors attached to edge of scintillator. 

Scintillators are used in a wide range of applications in nuclear power plants as energy-dispersive radiation detector in industrial gamma-ray spectrometers due to superior energy resolution and resistance to mechanical and electromagnetic interferences. This device is used in the healthcare sector to study radioactivity of biopsy specimens, blood samples, and brain tissues as it is highly sensitive, stable, and independent of wavelength errors and has small, compact physical size. 

Scintillators are used in industrial applications such as computed tomography, gas exploration, and nuclear camera as they offer high efficiency, owing to high precision and counting rates, thereby enhancing product quality standards. Extensive innovation and new applications of radiology in various sector implies that the scintillator market share would grow at a steady pace in the coming years.

The global scintillator market is segmented on the basis of material composition, product type, industry vertical, and region. Based on material composition, the scintillator market is bifurcated into inorganic scintillator and organic scintillator. The inorganic scintillator segment is further divided into alkali halides, oxide-based scintillators and others. The organic scintillator is also further segmented into single crystal, liquid scintillator, and plastic scintillators. 

In terms of product type, the market is categorized into pocket size, hand-held, fixed, installed, and automatic instruments. On the basis of industry vertical, the market is divided into industrial, aerospace & defense, energy & power, healthcare, and others. Geographically, the market is analyzed across several regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).

Top Impacting Factors

Surge in demand of technologically-advanced scintillators in radiological medical applications to detect and analyze cardiovascular and neurological diseases as well as rise in necessity of gamma-ray detectors for nuclear power plants drive the scintillator market growth. However, high production and implementation cost of scintillators, interference in energy transfer process as well as rise in demand for renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, geothermal energy tend to restrain market growth.

Contrarily, increase in investments for radiation monitoring by security and defense organizations to tighten homeland security and avert human loss propels the market growth. Surge in demand for handheld and portable radiation detectors along with high investments by governments in R&D is anticipated to present new pathways to the scintillator industry. 

New Product Launches to Flourish the Market

Scintillators can absorb high-energy photons and incident particles such as protons, electrons, and neutrons. Common scintillator materials are inorganic and organic crystals, organic liquids, and noble & scintillating gases. These assist in converting gathered energy into visible or ultraviolet range of photons, which ensures detection by photomultipliers and photodiodes. In addition, scintillators help in efficiently determining energy and time of incident radiation. 

When compared to other conventional radiation detectors, these devices seem to be more sensitive to deposited energy and offer faster response along with simpler, reliable, cost-effective construction, and operation. Scintillators find large-scale applications in nuclear plants, medical imaging, manufacturing industries, high-energy particle experiments, and national security.

Surge in Use in Automotive and Industrial Applications

Digital radiography and computer tomography using scintillators are the most efficient methods for recognition of intrinsic structure of objects in medicine, non-destructive testing, and security inspection. Detectors of scintillator-photodiode type are used in X-ray multi-energy topography and also for distinction between explosives and safe organics. 

Dual energy radiography is used for direct image reconstruction of biological object such as bones. Sodium Iodide is used extensively in medical imaging purposes, owing to high resolution and high light output leading to rising demand of scintillating crystals in healthcare industry.

Key Benefits of the Stakeholders

  • The study gives an analytical overview of the scintillator market forecast with current trends and future estimations to determine imminent investment pockets.
  • The report provides information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed scintillator market analysis.
  • The current scintillator market trends are quantitatively analyzed.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations under the semiconductor market to halt their on-going business operations in a view to comply with new government rules and regulations worldwide, with respect to the shutdown scenario. This temporary halt in operations have a considerable impact on the market thus, disrupting revenue flow in the market share.
  • The unprecedented lockdown imposed has led to temporary halt in operation of nuclear power plants as well as other industrial operations. In addition, rapid suspension of radiology research operations using scintillator has put further negative impact on the scintillator market. 
  • Use of imaging by the radiology sector to detect and monitor presence of coronavirus presently drives the scintillator market. After the lockdown, the market is anticipated to make steady rebound after commencement of operations in nuclear power plants and other industries.

Questions Answered in the Scintillator Market Research Report

  • Who are the leading market players active in the scintillator market?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the scintillator market size?
  • What current trends would influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the scintillator market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Scintillator Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Scintillator Market By Material
By Material
  • Inorganic Scintillator
    • Alkali Halides
    • Oxide-Based Scintillators
    • Others
  • Organic Scintillator
    • Single Crystal
    • Liquid Scintillator
    • Plastic Scintillators
Scintillator Market By Product Type
By Product Type
  • Pocket Size Instruments
  • Hand-Held instruments
  • Fixed
  • Installed
  • Automatic Instruments
Scintillator Market By Industry Vertical
By Industry Vertical
  • Industrial
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Energy and Power
  • Healthcare
  • Others
Scintillator Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Russia, rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific  (India, Japan, China, rest of Asia Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Saint Gobain, Ludlum Measurements, Hitachi Metals Ltd., Mirion Technologies, Zecotek Photonics, Argus Imaging Inc., Canberra Industries Inc., Applied Scintillation Technologies, TLD Systems Inc., Hamamatsu Photonics

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Scintillator Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032