Lead-loaded Plastic Scintillators

BC-452 detects low-energy (<100 keV) at high count rates, which makes it useful in such applications as Mossbauer spectroscopy and X-ray dosimetry. The standard material contains 1% or 2% lead by weight. The plastic incorporates the lead by means of organic-metallic chemistry which yields a clear scintillator.


General Technical Data
Loading 2%
Density (g/cc) 1.05
Light Output, %Anthracene 48
Refractive index 1.58
Softening Point 60°C
Decay Time (ns) 2.1
Wavelength of Max. Emission, nm 424
Size and Packaging Options

BC-452 is available in diameters of 2" to 3"

Additional enhancements:

  • Reflector and light-tight wrapping
  • Light guides
  • PMT and mu-metal light shield
  • Electronics