A Plastic scintillator

. why plastic scintillator is more useful than other scintillator in beta decay experiment??
 
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It depends on what you want to measure.
Did you look up the advantages and disadvantages of plastic scintillators?
 
I want to measure the end point energy of beta particles emitted from a radioactive source which is placed above the plastic scintillator ... yeah I am looking for the advantages of plastic scintillator in this particular case..
 

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One reason is that the heavy Z components of an inorganic scintillator creates more backscatter than an organic which causes spectral distortion.
 
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Then you probably want a good energy resolution, while timing resolution is not that important. Every comparison of scintillator types should cover those two things.
 

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