A novel polystyrene-based scintillator production process involving additive manufacturing

Berns, Siddartha (HES-SO, Delémont // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland ; School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland ; COMATEC-Addipole, Technopole de Sainte-Croix, Sainte-Croix, Switzerland) ; Boyarintsev, A. (Institute for Scintillation Materials NAS of Ukraine (ISMA), Kharkiv, Ukraine) ; Hugon, Sylvain (HES-SO, Delémont // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland ; School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland ; COMATEC-Addipole, Technopole de Sainte-Croix, Sainte-Croix, Switzerland) ; Kose, U. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland) ; Sgalaberna, D. (Institute for Scintillation Materials NAS of Ukraine (ISMA), Kharkiv, Ukraine) ; De Roeck, A. (Institute for Scintillation Materials NAS of Ukraine (ISMA), Kharkiv, Ukraine) ; Lebedynkiy, A. (Institute for Scintillation Materials NAS of Ukraine (ISMA), Kharkiv, Ukraine) ; Sibilieva, T. (Institute for Scintillation Materials NAS of Ukraine (ISMA), Kharkiv, Ukraine) ; Zhmurin, P. (Institute for Scintillation Materials NAS of Ukraine (ISMA), Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Plastic scintillator detectors are widely used in particle physics thanks to the very good particle identification, tracking capabilities and time resolution. However, new experimental challenges and the need for enhanced performance require the construction of detector geometries that are complicated using the current production techniques. In this article we propose a new production technique based on additive manufacturing that aims to 3D print polystyrene-based scintillator. The production process and the results of the scintillation light output measurement of the 3D-printed scintillator are reported.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
COMATEC - Institut de Conception, Matériaux, Emballage & Conditionnement
Date:
2020-10
Pagination:
14 p.
Published in:
Journal of Instrumentation
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 15
DOI:
ISSN:
1748-0221
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