The liquid scintillation system has three basic components:
(1) A scintillation solution consisting of an efficient solvent and a fluorescent solute.
(2) A photomultiplier tube.
(3) An electronic system for measuring and recording the voltage pulses generated by the photomultiplier from the photons impinging on it.
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
Level of Degree
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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Guido Herman Daub
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F. Newton Hayes
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Raymond N. Castle
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Jesse LeRoy Riebsomer
Birkeland, Stephen Paul. "Liquid Scintillators. Some Aryl Substituted Phenanthrenes and Dihydrophenanthrenes, and Related p-Terphenyls and p-Quaterphenyls." (1959). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/chem_etds/107