Authors: JAMES WETZEL, EMRAH TIRAŞ, BURAK BİLKİ, NİLAY BOSTAN, OHANNES KAMER KÖSEYAN
Abstract: The timing characteristics of scintillators must be understood in order to determine which applications they are appropriate for. Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) and polyethylene teraphthalate (PET) are common plastics with uncommon scintillation properties. Here, we report the timing characteristics of PEN and PET, determined by exciting them with 120GeVprotons. The test beam was provided by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, andthescintillators were tested at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. PEN and PET are found to have dominant decay constants of 34.91 ns and 6.78 ns, respectively.
Keywords: Scintillators, scintillation and light emission processes (solid, gas and liquid scintillators), scintillators and scintillating fibres and light guides
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