New waveshifter and scintillator materials are under development for use in detecting charged particles in tracking applications and for detecting showering particles in calorimetric applications. Goals have been to identify and produce fast and efficient dye materials that fluoresce in the middle of the visible spectrum where polystyrene and polyvinyltoluene have good optical transparency, to replace existing materials currently in use in the field of particle physics. As a result of this study, several fluorescent dyes have been identified with fast and efficient emission, that fluorescence in the green (λ ∼ 490-520 nm), and from these a number waveshifter and scintillator materials have been fabricated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record|
|State||Published - 2003|
|Event||2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference - Portland, OR, United States|
Duration: Oct 19 2003 → Oct 25 2003