Topics in Applied Physics

Plastic Scintillators

Chemistry and Applications

Editors: Hamel, Matthieu (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Provides an overview of plastic scintillators from organic chemistry to nuclear physics
  • Covers all aspects of the chemistry of nuclear sensors
  • Includes contributions by leading scientists at state-of-the-art laboratories
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-73488-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-73487-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

This book introduces the physics and chemistry of plastic scintillators (fluorescent polymers) that are able to emit light when exposed to ionizing radiation, discussing their chemical modification in the early 1950s and 1960s, as well as the renewed upsurge in interest in the 21st century. The book presents contributions from various researchers on broad aspects of plastic scintillators, from physics, chemistry, materials science and applications, covering topics such as the chemical nature of the polymer and/or the fluorophores, modification of the photophysical properties (decay time, emission wavelength) and loading of additives to make the material more sensitive to, e.g., fast neutrons, thermal neutrons or gamma rays. It also describes the benefits of recent technological advances for plastic scintillators, such as nanomaterials and quantum dots, which allow features that were previously not achievable with regular organic molecules or organometallics.

About the authors

Dr. Matthieu Hamel is a scientist from the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). He defended a Ph.D. thesis in 2005 on phosphoro-sulfurated platinum complexes as anti-tumor drugs. His first experience in the world of plastic scintillators was in 2006 with a postdoctoral position at the CEA. In 2008, he moved back to bioorganic chemistry with the synthesis of antimalarial compounds at the University of Montpellier, France. In late 2009, he was granted a permanent position at the CEA as a materials chemist for the preparation and the characterization of fluorescent polymers for the detection of threats, mostly for nuclear and radiological risks. His expertise lies in the design, characterization and application of plastic scintillators. To date, he has coordinated two French National Research Agency (ANR) projects and several security projects supported by the French Ministry of Defense.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction—Overview on Plastic and Inorganic Scintillators

    Pages 3-33

    Dujardin, Christophe (et al.)

  • Neutron/Gamma Pulse Shape Discrimination in Plastics Scintillators: From Development to Commercialization

    Pages 35-89

    Zaitseva, Natalia P. (et al.)

  • The Detection of Slow Neutrons

    Pages 91-137

    Dumazert, Jonathan (et al.)

  • Chemical Approach on Organometallic Loading in Plastic Scintillators and Its Applications

    Pages 139-167

    Bertrand, Guillaume H. V. (et al.)

  • Polysiloxane-Based Scintillators

    Pages 169-199

    Carturan, Sara Maria (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-73488-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-73487-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Services for this Book

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plastic Scintillators
Book Subtitle
Chemistry and Applications
Editors
  • Matthieu Hamel
Series Title
Topics in Applied Physics
Series Volume
140
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73488-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73488-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73487-9
Series ISSN
0303-4216
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 638
Number of Illustrations
166 b/w illustrations, 234 illustrations in colour
Topics