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Title: Plasmonic light yield enhancement of a liquid scintillator
Authors: Bignell, LJ
Mume, E
Jackson, TW
Lee, GP
Keywords: Liquid scintillators
Radiation detection
Fluorescence spectroscopy
Issue Date: 28-May-2013
Publisher: AIP Publishing LLC
Citation: Bignell, L. J., Mume, E., Jackson, T. W., & Lee, G. P. (2013). Plasmonic light yield enhancement of a liquid scintillator. Applied Physics Letters, 102(21), 211902. doi:10.1063/1.4807146
Abstract: We demonstrate modifications to the light yield properties of an organic liquid scintillator due to the localization of the tertiary fluorophore component to the surface of Ag-core silica-shell nanoparticles. We attribute this enhancement to the near-field interaction of Ag nanoparticle plasmons with these fluor molecules. The scintillation light yield enhancement is shown to be equal to the fluorescence enhancement within measurement uncertainties. With a suitable choice of plasmon energy and scintillation fluor, this effect may be used to engineer scintillators with enhanced light yields for radiation detection applications. © 2013, AIP Publishing LLC.
Gov't Doc #: 6068
ISSN: 0003-6951
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