Commercial and synthesized cross-linkers as well as novel synthesized dopants mitigate undesirable plasticizing effects in PSD capable plastic scintillators.
Polysiloxane scintillators with low dopant loadings (<5 wt%) perform similar to or better than commercial thermoplastic scintillators.
Plastic scintillators can be fabricated via photopolymerization without sacrificing radiation detection capabilities.
Functionalizing the surface of 2D MXenes allows for workfunction modification and enhanced solubility.
Organobismuth dopants were synthesized for gamma ray spectroscopy in plastic scintillators.