wavelength shifter


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wavelength shifter

[′wāv‚leŋkth ‚shif·tər]
(electronics)
A photofluorescent compound used with a scintillator material to increase the wavelengths of the optical photons emitted by the scintillator, thereby permitting more efficient use of the photons by the phototube or photocell.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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