Triton X-100 as a complete liquid scintillation cocktail for counting aqueous solutions and ionic nutrient salts
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Triton X-100, used alone, was found to act as a complete liquid scintillation cocktail. Triton X-100 acted as a scintillator and the effect was not due to Čerenkov radiation. A variety of other commercially available surfactants also acted as scintillators, but with different levels of efficiency. Triton X-100/water combinations were suitable for counting aqueous solutions of 33P and 86Rb and the count rate was stable over extended periods of time. Triton X-100/toluene combinations also yielded high counting efficiencies, Triton X-100 was more sensitive to quenching than standard cocktails containing fluors. © 1984.
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