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Hydrothermal aging-resistant plastic scintillator formulations

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August 4, 2020
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A plastic scintillator includes an anti-fog additive or comonomer. The plastic scintillator is formulated to resist the development of hydrothermally-induced aging defects (e.g. discoloration and "fogging") while maintaining scintillation light output and other desirable physical properties.
April 30, 2018
C08L 71/08 (20060101); C08F 220/18 (20060101); C08F 226/10 (20060101); C08F 230/06 (20060101); G01T 1/203 (20060101);
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.