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Title: Reduction of reabsorption effects in scintillators by employing solutes with large Stokes shifts

Abstract

In a radiation or high energy particle responsive system useful as a scintillator, and comprising, a first component which interacts with said radiation or high energy particle to emit photons in a certain first wavelength range; and at least one additional solute component which absorbs the photons in said first wavelength range and thereupon emits photons in another wavelength range higher than said first range; an improvement is provided wherein at least one of said components absorbs substantially no photons in said wavelength range in which it emits photons, due to a large Stokes shift caused by an excited state intramolecular rearrangement.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
865875
Patent Number(s):
4594179
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reduction; reabsorption; effects; scintillators; employing; solutes; stokes; shifts; radiation; energy; particle; responsive; useful; scintillator; comprising; component; interacts; emit; photons; wavelength; range; additional; solute; absorbs; thereupon; emits; improvement; provided; components; substantially; due; shift; caused; excited; intramolecular; rearrangement; stokes shifts; wavelength range; energy particle; stokes shift; /252/250/

Citation Formats

Harrah, Larry A, and Renschler, Clifford L. Reduction of reabsorption effects in scintillators by employing solutes with large Stokes shifts. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Harrah, Larry A, & Renschler, Clifford L. Reduction of reabsorption effects in scintillators by employing solutes with large Stokes shifts. United States.
Harrah, Larry A, and Renschler, Clifford L. Wed . "Reduction of reabsorption effects in scintillators by employing solutes with large Stokes shifts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865875.
@article{osti_865875,
title = {Reduction of reabsorption effects in scintillators by employing solutes with large Stokes shifts},
author = {Harrah, Larry A and Renschler, Clifford L},
abstractNote = {In a radiation or high energy particle responsive system useful as a scintillator, and comprising, a first component which interacts with said radiation or high energy particle to emit photons in a certain first wavelength range; and at least one additional solute component which absorbs the photons in said first wavelength range and thereupon emits photons in another wavelength range higher than said first range; an improvement is provided wherein at least one of said components absorbs substantially no photons in said wavelength range in which it emits photons, due to a large Stokes shift caused by an excited state intramolecular rearrangement.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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