General introduction on scintillators

A scintillator is a substance that emits light when it absorbs energy from incident photons or charged particles.


Scintillators are used in many applications, to detect electromagnetic particles and measure their energy.

Scintillators convert incident energy to light, which is then detected by photo detectors. The intensity of the measured light is proportional to the energy of the incident particle.

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