Basic research into performance improvements in plastic scintillator materials for homeland security
Plastic scintillators are currently deployed around the world in first line radiation detectors for international borders, sensitive nuclear sites, national and academic lab settings. These scintillators are simple in their composition and their function, being composed of a common polymer matrix which has been doped with a small percentage of fluorescent molecules. This product fluoresces when radiation is present and incident on the plastic. This fluorescence is then detected by photodetectors which are coupled to the plastic. Currently, these detector systems are unable to provide any ...
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