Scintillator

A scintillator is a material that exhibits scintillation — the property of luminescence when excited by ionizing radiation. Luminescent materials, when struck by an incoming particle, absorb its energy and scintillate, (i.e., re-emit the absorbed energy in the form of light). Sometimes, the excited state is metastable, so the relaxation back dow...
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scintillator

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scintillator

A substance that emits visible light when hit by a subatomic particle or x-or gamma ray. ... See: scintillation counter. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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scintillator

defined quantity of scintillating material in a suitable form
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Scintillator

Instrument used to detect radioactivity
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scintillator

luminescent material, usually liquid or solid, showing radioluminescence with a short afterglow
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scintillator

scintillator 1. A substance that emits visible light when hit by a subatomic particle or x-or gamma ray. 2. A phosphor capable of producing scintillations.
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scintillator

the component sensitive to ionizing radiation in a scintillation detector, consisting of a defined quantity of scintillating material, in a suitable form
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scintillator

Type: Term Pronunciation: sin′ti-lā′tŏr, -tōr Definitions: 1. A substance that emits visible light when hit by a subatomic particle or by an x-ray or gamma ray.
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