5 September 2014 Triplet harvesting plastic scintillators with neutron-gamma pulse shape discrimination
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In this paper we report on plastic scintillators that contain organometallic iridium compounds as triplet harvesting complexes for neutron-gamma pulse shape discrimination (PSD). Our results show that these plastic scintillators have a relatively high light output (higher than BGO) and exhibit very good neutron-gamma PSD with a Figure-of-Merit of ≥ 2.0 at 2.5 MeVee cut-off energy. Under X-ray excitation, the radioluminescence spectrum exhibits a broad band between 400 and 650 nm peaking at 470 nm which is well-matched to bialkali photomultiplier tubes and UV-enhanced photodiodes. The scintillation decay due to Ir3+ luminescence is of the order of 1 us.
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Edgar V. van Loef, Patrick Feng, Gary Markosyan, Urmila Shirwadkar, Patrick Doty, Kanai Shah, "Triplet harvesting plastic scintillators with neutron-gamma pulse shape discrimination", Proc. SPIE 9213, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVI, 921306 (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061064; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061064


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