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What is anthracene solution

  1. Nov 17, 2008 #1
    Hi,
    what is anthracene powder's solutions for detecting beta or gamma rays in nuclear scintillation detectors?
    I have read that alcohol is one of them.is it right?
    thanks
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2008 #2

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    What are you asking? Are you asking about a scintillation coctail's composition... one that specifically includes anthracene?

    As I recall, alcohols can cause chemiluminescence. Not a good thing.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2008 #3
    In beta liquid scintillator detectors people use the anthracene solution which consist of anthracene powder and it's solvent.I asked about the solvent.What material is it?
    By using this solution and some electronic devices it will be possible to detect low energy beta particles.
    I will be thankful if any one can help me.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2008 #4

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  6. Dec 22, 2008 #5
    Yes,you'r right.Toluene is that solvent which I need but I do not know what is anthracene concentration range in the cocktail (with toluene as solvent).Some books reffer me to R.P.Bell 1948 "The use of anthracene as a scintillation counter " article but it's not free in internet.
    any one can help me?
     
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