Different base materials produce Pulse Shape Discrimination properties, high flash point, performance at low or high temperatures, or other properties. Some scintillators are loaded with organo-metallic compounds to increase their neutron or photon cross-sections. Certain formulations are designed to be economical in large volumes. Liquid scintillator concentrates designed to be diluted on site are available.
General characteristics of liquid scintillators are presented in the physical constants table.
Liquid scintillators should be sealed in clean, dry, chemically inert containers. Prior to use, they are deoxygenated to assure that the scintillators achieve their optimum performance. Liquid scintillators are available in bulk or sealed in containers of glass or aluminum. You can see the container options by clicking here.
Learn more about the individual liquid scintillator choices on the pages below.