Lecture18 - ENU 4612C/5615C Nuclear Radiation Detection and...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ENU 4612C/5615C Nuclear Radiation Detection and Instrumentation Lecture 18 Organic Scintillators
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
1. Organic Scintillators 2. Inorganic Scintillators 3. Light Collection 4. Photomultipliers and Photodiodes 5. Ancillary Equipment 6. Scintillation Pulse Shape 7. Spectroscopy with Scintillators Scintillation Counters
Background image of page 2
Incident quantum interacts in scintillator, deposits all or part of its kinetic energy. Electrons and charged particles interact directly, neutrons and gamma-rays indirectly. Characterized by “Detection Efficiency” Step 1 in Scintillation Detection of Radiation β γ e Photodetector (PM tube or photodiode) scintillator
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Excited species in scintillator (created by deposited energy) emit UV or visible light as they de-excite to lower energy state. These “scintillation photons” are emitted in all directions. Characterized by “Scintillation Efficiency” Step 2 in Scintillation Detection of Radiation step) slowest the is (Generally seconds 10 to 10 scale Time 6 - 9 -
Background image of page 4
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course ENU 4612c taught by Professor Ghita during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

Page1 / 17

Lecture18 - ENU 4612C/5615C Nuclear Radiation Detection and...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online