Funct. Mater. 2023; 30 (1): 115-118.


Large-sized neutron-sensitive plastic scintillator

P.M.Zhmurin, D.A.Yelisieiev, O.V.Yelisieieva, V.D.Alekseev, Yu.O. Hurkalenko, S.M.Kovalchuk

Institute of Scintillation Materials, STC "Institute for Single Crystals", National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 60 Nauky Ave., 61072 Kharkiv, Ukraine


The polymerization conditions of a polystyrene-based scintillation composition with a high content of activator (40 wt. %) were selected and optimized. The composition and polymerization mode of a relatively large neutron-sensitive plastic scintillator (mass 1 kg) are proposed.

plastic scintillator, activator, polymerization mode, n/γ-discrimination.
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