Plastic scintillators belong to organic scintillators, but not organic crystal scintillators. It can be used for the detection of alpha, beta, gamma, fast neutrons, protons, cosmic rays and fission fragments. It is easy to transparent body into very large, easy processing into various shapes, with no deliquescence, stable performance, radiation resistance, short decay time and flashing advantages of low price, is a kind of scintillator is widely used today.
A, simple in production, low in price, easy to process into various shapes, such as column, piece, ring, rectangle, well shape, tube, film, filaments, particles and so on.
B, high transparency, good light transmission performance, can be made into large volume scintillator.
C, scintillation attenuation time is short, suitable for nanosecond time measurement and high intensity radiation measurement.
D, stable performance, high mechanical strength, vibration resistance, impact resistance, moisture resistance, no need for encapsulation, light saving 8~10a luminescence efficiency has no obvious change.
E, radiation resistance in various scintillator first, can be used for high radiation field emission, high exposure rate.
F, softening temperature is low, can not be used under high temperature conditions.
G, soluble in aromatic ketones and solvent, ethanol, dilute acid, dilute alkali and very little impact on it.
H, poor energy resolution, generally only for strength measurement