Waveshifters and scintillators for the detection of ionizing radiation

R. Ruchti, D. Karmgard, M. Albrecht, K. Andert, P. Anselmino, B. Baumbaugh, J. Bishop, V. Clendenen, H. Dauerty, D. Dreher, C. Hurlbut, M. Jensen, N. Kamat, B. Marchant, J. Marchant, M. McKenna, A. Rozzi, A. Slusher, R. Sommese, T. SparksM. Vigneault

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Article numberN36-2
Pages (from-to)1086-1090
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2003Oct 25 2003


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