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Funct. Mater. 2017; 24 (3): 476-480.

doi:https://doi.org/10.15407/fm24.03.476

The plastic scintillator for n/γ-discrimination with alkyl-substituted PPO derivative.

P.N.Zhmurin, D.A.Eliseev, V.N.Pereymak, O.V.Svidlo, Yu.A.Gurkalenko

Institute for Scintillation Materials, STC "Institute for Single Crystals", National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 60 Nauky Ave., 61001 Kharkiv, Ukraine

Abstract: 

A new polystyrene-based plastic scintillator for pulse shape n/γ-discrimination is obtained by using alkyl-substituted PPO derivative as scintillation dopant. The microhardness and FOM of the new PS is measured. The microhardness is equal to 39 MPa, and FOM on 2 MeVee level is equal 2.12. Also it is established, the new PS has high long-term stability.

Keywords: 
plastic scintillator, pulse shape, n/γ-discrimination.
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