noun Physics.
a phosphor capable of producing scintillations.

1870–75; scintillate + -or2 Unabridged
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scintillator (ˈsɪntɪˌleɪtə)
physics a phosphor that produces scintillations

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scintillator scin·til·la·tor (sĭn'tl-ā'tər)
A substance that glows when hit by high-energy particles or photons.

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Making the scintillator would be the first step of the entire process.
Scintillator module position and rotation relative to its plane.
The researchers say comparable enhancements are feasible for other scintillator-based detectors.
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