Polymerizable dopants capable of high light output and pulse shape discrimination for application in plastic scintillators
Scintillators have long been established for radiation detection and even date back to 1917 in which the use of a scintillator led to the discovery of the proton. Of particular interest are plastic scintillators (PS) which are low cost plastics doped with organic fluorescent compounds. In addition, PSs are of great interest due to their light weight, ambient stability, and ease of fabrication into complex and large geometries. Recent interest in PSs has become even more widespread due to their pulse shape discrimination (PSD) capabilities – the ability to detect and discriminate neutron (n) ...
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