07 Sep '11, 3pm

Japan firm creates radiation-detecting plastic

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Teijin Chemicals Limited said on Wednesday it had created a plastic that emits a blue light when exposed to radioactivity, which it says will lead to cheaper radiation detectors. It said it will soon produce a commercial version of the polyester resin - named Scintirex and developed in collaboration with two universities - enabling researchers and firms to create cheap detectors and medical devices. Scintirex 'will help to reduce the total cost of radiation detectors by slashing the production cost of scintillators to one tenth or less of current levels', the company said in a statement. A scintillator is the core of a radiation detector.

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