Some Recent Developments in Organic Scintillators

  • Donald L. Horrocks
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 6)


A general review of the basic concepts of the scintillation process in organic systems will be presented. Special emphasis will be given to liquid scintilators. Discussion will include energy transfer, lifetime, quenching, and excimer properties of organic scintillator systems.


Decay Time Toluene Solution Liquid Scintillator Excimer Formation Organic Scintillator 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald L. Horrocks
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  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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