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.

Data Sheets
Fiber Product Sheet

Plastic scintillating, wavelength-shifting and light-transmitting fibers

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Data Sheets
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

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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.

Technical papers

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

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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.


Plastic scintillating, wavelength-shifting and light-transmitting fiber canes, spools, ribbons and arrays are produced for research and industry.

Data Sheets

Sodium Iodide co-doped with thallium and lithium material data sheet - NaIL

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BC-408, BC-412 and BC-416 are plastic scintillators with the highest light output. These are also economical for use in large areas.
BC-400 and BC-404 plastic scintillators are largely used as thin sheets for alpha & beta detection. BC-404 can also be used in fast-counting applications.

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