Use of poly(ethylene naphthalate) as a self-vetoing structural material

Efremenko, Y. and Fajt, L. and Febbraro, M. and Fischer, F. and Hayward, C. and Hodák, R. and Kraetzschmar, T. and Majorovits, B. and Muenstermann, D. and Öz, E. and Pjatkan, R. and Pohl, M. and Radford, D. and Rouhana, R. and Sala, E. and Schulz, O. and Štekl, I. and Stommel, M. (2019) Use of poly(ethylene naphthalate) as a self-vetoing structural material. Journal of Instrumentation, 14 (7). ISSN 1748-0221

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The discovery of scintillation in the blue regime from poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN), a commonly used high-performance industrial polyester plastic, has sparked the interest of the physics community as a new type of plastic scintillator material. This observation in addition to its good mechanical and radiopurity properties makes PEN an attractive candidate as an active structure scintillator for low-background physics experiments. This paper reports on investigations of its potential in terms of production tests of custom made tiles and various scintillation light output measurements. These investigations substantiate the high potential of usage of PEN in low-background experiments.

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