Mechanoluminescence of plastic scintillation counters

G. T. Reynolds, R. H. Austin

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Luminescence has been observed from the mechanical deformation of plastic scintillation materials. The light was recorded by means of a photomultiplier, and observed on a monitor by means of an intensified CCD camera. There is evidence for piezoluminescence as well as triboluminescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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