Measurement of radiation damage on organic scintillators caused by gamma-rays and its recovery time

S. Baccaro, P. D'Atanasio, M. Gennis, G. Marini, M. Mattioli, A. Nigro, S. Talice

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Abstract

Several types of organic scintillator were exposed to a 60Co ξ-ray source at a dose rate of 1.838 x 10-2 Gy/s in order to study the radiation damage in the range 103-4 x 104 Gy of absorbed dose, both in air and in nitrogen environment. The effect of radiation damage was measured by the change in optical transmission and light output before and after the irradiation of each sample. A different degree of damage, related to the type of scintillator and to the radiation environment, was observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585 - 587
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume40
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Baccaro, S., D'Atanasio, P., Gennis, M., Marini, G., Mattioli, M., Nigro, A., & Talice, S. (1992). Measurement of radiation damage on organic scintillators caused by gamma-rays and its recovery time. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 40(6), 585 - 587.