Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 314, Issue 2, pp 701–708 | Cite as

Measurement of tritium with plastic scintillators in large vials of a low background liquid scintillation counter: an organic waste-less method



The tritium compounds, tritiated water as a volatile compound and 3H-methionine as a non-volatile compound, were measured with two types of plastic scintillators (PSs) using a low background liquid scintillation counter (LSC). It is advantage that minimal organic waste is generated when a plastic scintillator is used for LSC measurement. The effect of large vials on counting efficiency, plasma effects with three types of plasma devices for PS-sheets, the effect of UV-light on PS-pellets, the relationship between the activity and the count rate, and the detection limits of tritium were studied with respect to the development of large-scale measurement systems.


Plastic scintillator pellets Plastic scintillator sheets Tritiated water vapor UV damage Plasma treatment 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ochanomizu UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Hitachi Ltd.TokyoJapan

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