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Scintillator reflective layer coextrusion

United States Patent

6,218,670
April 17, 2001
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A polymeric scintillator has a reflective layer adhered to the exterior surface thereof. The reflective layer comprises a reflective pigment and an adhesive binder. The adhesive binder includes polymeric material from which the scintillator is formed. A method of forming the polymeric scintillator having a reflective layer adhered to the exterior surface thereof is also provided. The method includes the steps of (a) extruding an inner core member from a first amount of polymeric scintillator material, and (b) coextruding an outer reflective layer on the exterior surface of the inner core member. The outer reflective layer comprises a reflective pigment and a second amount of the polymeric scintillator material.
Yun; Jae-Chul (Naperville, IL), Para; Adam (St. Charles, IL)
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC)
09/ 240,186
January 29, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-76CH03000, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.