Definition of scintillator in English:

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scintillator

Pronunciation: /ˈsin(t)lˌādər/

noun

Physics
1A material that fluoresces when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon.
Example sentences
  • It consists of a 13 meters in diameter weather balloon filled with about a kiloton of liquid scintillator, a chemical soup that emits flashes of light when an incoming anti-neutrino collides with a proton.
  • Plastic scintillators, placed between the bricks, are needed to produce a flash of light upon absorption of an ionizing particle, specifically, neutrino.
1.1A detector for charged particles and gamma rays in which scintillations produced in a phosphor are detected and amplified by a photomultiplier, giving an electrical output signal.
Example sentences
  • However, traditional film-based scanners are gradually being replaced by digital systems that are based primarily on caesium-iodide scintillators coupled to flat-panel detectors.
  • Photons emitted from the scintillator generate an electron-hole pair.
  • Luc activity was assayed quantitatively with a liquid scintillator using the photon-counting mode after the feeding of luciferin as substrate.

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Syllabification: scin·til·la·tor

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