Characterization of Delayed Fluorescence in Mixed Single- Crystal Organic Scintillator Materials
In many research facilities and nuclear reactors, data collection relies on diagnostics in neutron spectrometry, which involves measurement of neutron scattering energies. Facilities often manufacture and utilize organic scintillatorscrystals that luminesce in response to excitation from radiationfor neutron spectrometry. Over the years, current uses of scintillator crystals has led to the development of novel crystals with short temporal responses. The scintillation light yield must be characterized in order to further development. A mathematical model has been derived for a mixed organic scintillator composed of bibenzyl doped with stilbene, which suppresses a component of its light yield. However, this model must now be compared to real data and adjusted accordingly. Over the summer I will be collecting this data in order to validate the model for this organic scintillator.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering
- Sponsor: SURF Rose Hills fellow
- Mentor: Dr. Bethany Goldblum, Nuclear Engineering