BC-430

Red-Emitting Plastic Scintillators

BC-430 emits in the red region which makes it ideal for use with silicon photodiodes and red-enhanced photomultiplier tubes

Specifications
Properites
Light Output, %Anthracene 36
Rise Time (10-90%), ns 1.6
Integral Rise Time (10-90%), ns 30
Decay Time (1/e), ns 12.5
Wavelength of Max. Emission, nm 480
Light Attenuation Length, 10 mm sheet, cm 150
Atomic Composition  
No. H Atoms per cc (x1022) 5.23
No. C Atoms per cc (x1022) 4.74
Ratio H:C Atoms 1.103
No. of Electrons per cc (x1023) 3.37
Packaging Options
  • Supplied as cast sheets, rough cut or diamond milled
  • Polished rods

Additional enhancements:

  • Reflector and light-tight wrapping
  • Light guides
  • PMT and mu-metal light shield
  • Electronics
Size Range

These plastic scintillators can be made in various shapes and sizes.

Standard cast sheet sizes:

  • 0.5 - 1 mm thick 30 x 60 cm (0.020 – 0.040” thick 11.81” x 23.62”)
  • 1.5 mm thick 30 x 101 cm (0.059” thick 11.81” x 39.76”)

  • 2 mm thick 45 x 101 cm (0.078” thick 17.72” x 39.76”)

  • 3 mm thick 63 x 101 cm (0.118” thick 24.8” x 39.76”)

  • 5, 6.4, 10, 12.7, 20, 25, 38 and 50 mm thick 63 x 203 cm (0.197”, 0.25”, 3.937”, 0.5”, 0.787”, 0.984”, 1.496”, 1.968” thick  24.8” X 79.92”)

  • 75, 100, 125, 150 mm thick 60 x 101 cm (2.953”, 3.937”, 4.921”, 5.906” thick 23.62” x 39.76”)

Special large cast sheets are available for thicknesses above 5mm.

General Technical Data
Base Polyvinyltoluene
Density [g/cc] 1.023
Expansion Coefficient
(peroC,<67oC)
7.8X10-5
Refractive index 1.58
Softening Point 70°C
Vapor Pressure May be used in vacuum
Solubility Soluble in aromatic solvents, chlorinated solvents, acetone, etc. Unaffected by water, dilute acids, lower alcohols, alkalis and pure silicone fluids or grease.
Light Output At +60oC = 95% of that at+20oC. Independent of temperature from -60oC to +20oC

 

Data Sheets
BC430-Data-Sheet.pdf

BC-430 Red-Emitting Plastic Scintillators

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BC430-Data-Sheet