Berkeley Lab

Scintillator Library

This website provides measured scintillation properties of many inorganic and organic materials and citations to published papers in which the original measurements were reported. It is an extended version of a library created by Stephen Derenzo, Martin Boswell, Marvin Weber, and Kathleen Brennan at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with support from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The site is currently maintained by Bethany Goldblum and Thibault Laplace at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley with support from the Nuclear Data Subprogram within the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Nuclear Physics Program and the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research & Development, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium. 

It is intended for two main uses:
– a web-accessible reference to useful scintillation detector materials
– an aid in developing fundamental theories or empirical relations between basic material properties and scintillation performance. To this end both strong and weak scintillators have been included, as well as those where sensitive measurements have not detected any scintillation emissions. A truly predictive theory must be able to predict both strong and weak scintillators.