Funct. Mater. 2015; 22 (4): 494-498.

The mechanical strength advance of radiation-hard plastic scintillators with diffusion enhancers

E.S.Velmozhnaya, Yu.A.Gurkalenko, D.A.Eliseev, P.N.Zhmurin, V.N.Lebedev, V.N. Pereymak

Institute for Scintillation Materials, STC "Institute for Single Crystals", National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 60 Lenin Ave., 61001 Kharkiv, Ukraine


The mechanical strength of a radiation-hard plastic scintillator with diffusion enhancers was investigated by creating cross-linked structure in its polymeric matrix. The best result is reached, if 4,4′-divinylbiphenyl is used as a cross-linking agent, and p-xylene - as a diffusion enhancer.

plastic scintillator, mechanical strength, 4,4′-divinylbiphenyl, p-xylene

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