Undoped poly (phenyl sulfone) for radiation detection

Hidehito Nakamura*, Yoshiyuki Shirakawa, Nobuhiro Sato, Hisashi Kitamura, Sentaro Takahashi

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Undoped aromatic ring polymers are potential scintillation materials. Here, we characterise poly (phenyl sulfone) (PPSU) for radiation detection. The amber-coloured transparent resin emits bluish-white fluorescence with 390-nm maximum. It has an excitation maximum of 340 nm, and has a density of 1.29 g/cm3. The effective refractive index based on its emission spectrum is 1.75. The light yield is almost equal to that of poly (ethylene terephthalate), which is a transparent resin. These results demonstrate that PPSU can be used as a component substrate in polymer blends for altering optical characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Aromatic ring polymer
  • Excitation and emission
  • Light yield
  • Poly (phenyl sulfone)
  • Refractive index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation


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