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Scintillating plastic optical fiber radiation detectors in high-energy particle physics
Author(s): Alan D. Bross
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Paper Abstract

We describe the application of scintillating plastic optical fiber in instrumentation for high energy particle physics. The basic physics of the scintillation process in polymers is discussed first and then we outline the fundamentals of scintillating fiber technology. Fiber performance, optimization, and characterization measurements are given. Detector applications in the areas of particle tracking and particle energy determination are then described.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1592, Plastic Optical Fibers, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.51005
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Alan D. Bross, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1592:
Plastic Optical Fibers

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