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Title: SCINTILLATOR COMPOSITION FOR COUNTERS AND METHOD OF MAKING

Abstract

This patent deals with a new composition for plastic scintillators and the method of making them. This is accomplished by mixing a solvent, selected from the group consisting of styrene, methylstyrene where the methyl group is attached to the ring, and p-vinylbiphenyl with p-terphenyl as a primary fluor. Marked improvement in the fluorescent properties of this scintillator composition is obtained by incorporating as a second fluor, a small amount of a highly conjugated hydrocarbon having four phenyl groups such as quaterphenyl or 1,1,4,4- tetraphenyl-1,3-butadiene. It is advisable to use very pure monomers in this composition, and to carry out its preparation in the absence of air.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4336081
Patent Number(s):
2824841
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-010272
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010272
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; AIR; BUTADIENE; FLUORESCENCE; HYDROCARBONS; METHYL RADICALS; MIXING; PATENT; PHENYL RADICALS; PHOSPHORUS; POLYMERS; PREPARATION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SOLVENTS; STYRENE; VINYL RADICALS

Citation Formats

Buck, W.L., and Swank, R.K. SCINTILLATOR COMPOSITION FOR COUNTERS AND METHOD OF MAKING. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Buck, W.L., & Swank, R.K. SCINTILLATOR COMPOSITION FOR COUNTERS AND METHOD OF MAKING. United States.
Buck, W.L., and Swank, R.K. Tue . "SCINTILLATOR COMPOSITION FOR COUNTERS AND METHOD OF MAKING". United States.
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title = {SCINTILLATOR COMPOSITION FOR COUNTERS AND METHOD OF MAKING},
author = {Buck, W.L. and Swank, R.K.},
abstractNote = {This patent deals with a new composition for plastic scintillators and the method of making them. This is accomplished by mixing a solvent, selected from the group consisting of styrene, methylstyrene where the methyl group is attached to the ring, and p-vinylbiphenyl with p-terphenyl as a primary fluor. Marked improvement in the fluorescent properties of this scintillator composition is obtained by incorporating as a second fluor, a small amount of a highly conjugated hydrocarbon having four phenyl groups such as quaterphenyl or 1,1,4,4- tetraphenyl-1,3-butadiene. It is advisable to use very pure monomers in this composition, and to carry out its preparation in the absence of air.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {2}
}