3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Optimization of the Liquid Scintillator Composition

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Detector: R&D and Performance Poster Session


Mr Ayan Batyrkhanov (Nazarbayev University)


Nowadays, many particle detectors use the liquid scintillator (LS) as a detection medium. In particular, Water-based Liquid Scintillator (WbLS) that is a new material currently under development. It is based on the idea of dissolving the organic scintillator in water using special surfactants. This material strives to achieve the novel detection techniques by combining the Cerenkov rings and scintillation light, as well as the total cost reduction compared to pure liquid scintillator. In production of either the pure LS or WbLS an important part is to choose the fluor and shifter and their concentrations. The choice affects the spectral distribution of the light output and the detection efficiency as each photodetector has its own spectral sensitivity region. This poster will have the results of the work studying the output of the pseudocumen (PC) based LS and WbLS with the PPO and POPOP/MSB as a fluor and shifters. Both the total light yield and the spectral differences in the outputs with different amounts of components will be presented.

Primary author

Mr Ayan Batyrkhanov (Nazarbayev University)


Dmitriy Beznosko (Nazarbayev University)

Presentation materials