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Title: SBIR Final Report. Liquid Core Optical Scintillating Fibers

Abstract

This Phase I SBIR project focused on developing flexible scintillating liquid core optical fibers, with potential uses in high-energy calorimetry, tracking, preradiators, active targets or other fast detectors. Progress on the six tasks of the project is summarized. The technical developments involve three technology components: (1) highly flexible capillaries or tubes of relatively low n (index of refraction) to serve as cladding and liquid core containment; (2) scintillator (and clear) fluids of relatively high n to serve as a core-- these fluids must have a high light transmission and, for some applications, radiation hardness; (3) optical end plugs, plug insertion, and plug-cladding tube sealing technology to contain the core fluids in the tubes, and to transmit the light.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NanoSciences Corporation, Oxford, CT (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
809818
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/82437-Final
TRN: US200310%%142
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-97ER82437
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; FIBERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; OPTICAL FIBERS; PHOSPHORS; LIQUID SCINTILLATORS; SHOWER COUNTERS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; DESIGN; PROGRESS REPORT; CLOSURES

Citation Formats

Beetz, C.P., Steinbeck, J., and Buerstler, R. SBIR Final Report. Liquid Core Optical Scintillating Fibers. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/809818.
Beetz, C.P., Steinbeck, J., & Buerstler, R. SBIR Final Report. Liquid Core Optical Scintillating Fibers. United States. doi:10.2172/809818.
Beetz, C.P., Steinbeck, J., and Buerstler, R. Tue . "SBIR Final Report. Liquid Core Optical Scintillating Fibers". United States. doi:10.2172/809818. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/809818.
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abstractNote = {This Phase I SBIR project focused on developing flexible scintillating liquid core optical fibers, with potential uses in high-energy calorimetry, tracking, preradiators, active targets or other fast detectors. Progress on the six tasks of the project is summarized. The technical developments involve three technology components: (1) highly flexible capillaries or tubes of relatively low n (index of refraction) to serve as cladding and liquid core containment; (2) scintillator (and clear) fluids of relatively high n to serve as a core-- these fluids must have a high light transmission and, for some applications, radiation hardness; (3) optical end plugs, plug insertion, and plug-cladding tube sealing technology to contain the core fluids in the tubes, and to transmit the light.},
doi = {10.2172/809818},
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