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scin·til·la·tor

(sin'ti-lā'tŏr, -tōr),
A substance that emits visible light when hit by a subatomic particle or by an x-ray or gamma ray.
See also: scintillation counter.

scin·til·la·tor

(sin'ti-lā-tŏr)
A substance that emits visible light when hit by a subatomic particle x-ray or gamma ray.
See also: scintillation counter
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In this paper, I focus on that scintillators and scintillation detectors.
Separate study of TOT distributions for [gamma] quanta observed in groups of 1, 2 and more recorded [gamma] hits in scintillators within a short time window reveals the different composition of photons from 3[gamma] annihilations with respect to those originating from background processes such as deexcitation of the [[beta].sup.+] decay products from a [sup.22]Na source (1270 keV) and cosmic radiation.
Park and Joo developed an underwater beta radiation monitoring sensor using a CaF2 : Eu, YAG:Ce, YAP: Ce scintillator [5].
Kaewkhao, "The mass attenuation coefficients, effective atomic numbers and effective electron densities for GAGG:Ce and CaMoO4 scintillators," Progress in Nuclear Energy, vol.
Applications of this type of scintillator in complex nuclear physics experiments or in homeland security and nonproliferation and safeguards are now possible.
In CT, the light yield of the scintillators has to be as high as possible, the frequently used scintillator [Gd.sub.2][O.sub.2]S:Pr has a light yield of some 40000 ph/MeV.
The enhancement in the generated induced current by the solar cells is due to adding the CsI(Tl) scintillator. This type of scintillators has a larger density, 4.5g/[cm.sup.3], than the other scintillators.
The detector consists of three-layered scintillators optically coupled to each other and coupled to a photomultiplier tube.
Teijin Chemicals will process and supply SCINTIREX for use as scintillators, the core material in radiation detectors.
The topics include the real-time imaging of the electrical field distribution in CdZnTe at low temperature, modeling the crystal growth of CdZnTe, growing boron carbide crystals from a copper flux, scintillating metal organic frameworks as a new class of radiation detection materials, the opto-electrical characterization and x-ray mapping of large-volume CdZnTe radiation detectors, and the synthesis and structures of elpasolite halide scintillators. The reproductions of typescripts present a range of typefaces and page formats.
Scintillators are materials that, when struck by photons of higher energy, such as gamma rays, capture this energy and release it as photons of lower energy, usually visible light.
It's less toxic than most chemical liquid scintillators.