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Plasmonic light yield enhancement of a liquid scintillator

Bignell, Lindsay Jordan; Mume, Eskender; Jackson, Timothy W.; Lee, George P.


We demonstrate modifications to the light yield properties of an organic liquid scintillator due to the localization of the tertiary fluorophore component to the surface of Ag-core silica-shell nanoparticles. We attribute this enhancement to the near-field interaction of Ag nanoparticle plasmons with these fluor molecules. The scintillation light yield enhancement is shown to be equal to the fluorescence enhancement within measurement uncertainties. With a suitable choice of plasmon energy and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-28
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.4807146


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