[ RadSafe ] Optical Couplant

Syd H. Levine syd.levine at mindspring.com
Sat Oct 17 21:16:44 CDT 2009

I looked for something, even qualitative, and could not find anything 
interesting.  I found some stuff related to fiber optics that surprised me 
(not as big an improvement as I expected), but I do not know how that 
applies to scintillation detectors.  I do not *think* a scintillation 
detector will work at all without coupling compound.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J. Marshall Reber" <jmarshall.reber at comcast.net>
To: "Syd H. Levine" <syd.levine at mindspring.com>
Cc: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2009 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Optical Couplant

> On Oct 17, 2009, at 4:21 PM, Syd H. Levine wrote:
>> I finally got around to writing a page about optical coupling  compounds:
>> http://www.logwell.com/tech/servtips/optical_coupling_grease.html
>> Comments or criticisms needed and much appreciated.
> It would be useful to quote in quantitative terms the actual light 
> transmission improvement of using the coupling compounds.
> Unfortunately I am unaware of such data.
> J. Marshall Reber, ScD
> 165 Berkeley St.
> Methuen MA 01844
> Tel/Fax: 978-683-6540
> Alternate Email: reber at alum.mit.edu

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