Scintillation Resource Selector
This tool is designed to narrow down the available resources through a series of application details. By using the filters the many documents on this website and the products offered by Saint-Gobain Crystals will be reduced to the most obvious.
This should be used as a guide as there are many aspects to consider when choosing a scintillator and product packaging. The final selection for your specific application should be discussed with your sales representative.
Fiber Product Sheet
Plastic scintillating, wavelength-shifting and light-transmitting fibers
BC400-404-408-412-416 Data Sheet
BC-400 thin sheets | BC-404 fast counting | BC-408 best general-purpose | BC-412 has longest attenuation length | BC-416 economy
Glass scintillators are most commonly used for neutron detection since the glasses are often enriched in Lithium-6.
CsI(Tl) scintillator has a light output of 54 photons/keV and is one of the brightest scintillators known. It has most of its emission in the long-wavelength part of the spectrum (>500nm), it is well-suited for photodiode readout.
BGO (Bi4Ge3O12) is a high Z, high-density scintillation material. Due to the high atomic number of bismuth (83) and the material's high density of 7.13 g/cm3, BGO is a very efficient gamma-ray absorber. Given the high Z value of the material, the photo fraction for gamma-ray absorption is high and as a result, very good peak-to-total ratios are observed.
The Neutron Detection efficiency for NaILTM crystals is tested at Saint-Gobain Crystals with the crystal placed in a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and a
BC-428 is a clear, transparent plastic scintillator with a bright green fluorescence. It is intended for use with photodiodes and charged coupled devices (CCDs) which have optical sensitivities in the green and red portions of the spectrum.
BC-430 emits in the red region which makes it ideal for use with silicon photodiodes and red-enhanced photomultiplier tubes
BC-452 detects low-energy (<100 keV) at high count rates. The standard material contains 1% or 2% lead by weight. The plastic incorporates the lead by means of organic-metallic chemistry which yields a clear scintillator.