17 September 2005 Fabrication of plastic scintillators from hybrid nanocomposites via self-assembly
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Proceedings Volume 5922, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics VII; 592207 (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619363
Event: Optics and Photonics 2005, 2005, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Solid scintillators are gaining interest due to their increased applications in radiation detection. A series of sol-gel monoliths were prepared from polystyrene and 4,4'-bis(triethoxysilyl)biphenyl through a room-temperature sol-gel method based on π-π interactions. The hybrid organic-inorganic scintillating dye is serving not only as a scintillator but also as a silica precursor, which has the advantage of eliminating leaching of the fluorescent sensitizer from the matrix as well as enhancing the loading of the dye without causing phase separation. The photoluminescence studies of the gel samples show emission in the blue region. The efficiencies of these plastic scintillators were measured through detection of alpha particles.
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Banu Kesanli, Hee-Jung Im, Suree S. Brown, Sheng Dai, "Fabrication of plastic scintillators from hybrid nanocomposites via self-assembly", Proc. SPIE 5922, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics VII, 592207 (17 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619363; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619363
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