Hydrothermal aging-resistant plastic scintillator formulations

Patent Number: 10,732,304
Issued: 8/4/2020
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Abstract: 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.
Filed: 4/30/2018
Application Number: 15/966,953
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST 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 Government has certain rights in the invention.