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Response Of Ultrafast Scintillators
Author(s): J. C. Cheng; R. A. Lerche; K. G. Tirsell; G. R. Tripp
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of the properties of subnanosecond, quenched NE111 plastic scintillators with various concentrations of acetophenone and benzophenone are presented. These quenching agents have been found to very significantly decrease the NE111 decay time. Measurements are made using UV and laser produced x-ray radiations. The scintillations are detected using a visible streak camera with 10 ps resolution. The paper will include measurements of: (1) 10-90% rise time, (2) FWHM, (3) decay time, (4) relative scintillator efficiencies, (5) amplitudes vs. time measurements of the long decay component. All temporal measurements are obtained from a gold cathode ultrafast x-ray streak camera, and the detailed x-ray energy spectrum above 1 keV is also measured using an array of x-ray PIN diodes equipped with the appropriate K-edge filters. Details of the experimental measurements will be discussed and anticipated applications will be included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0097, 12th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography, (14 September 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955220
Show Author Affiliations
J. C. Cheng, University of California (United States)
R. A. Lerche, University of California (United States)
K. G. Tirsell, University of California (United States)
G. R. Tripp, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0097:
12th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography
Martin C. Richardson, Editor(s)

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