Sara Eno, University of Maryland
Radiation Damage in plastic scintillators

Plastic scintillators are popular components of high energy
physics due to their low cost and high light output.  However,
they are vulnerable to radiation damage, the light output
typically decreasing exponentially with dose.  In this talk,
I review the chemistry of plastic scintillators, what is known
and not known about the effects of ionizing radiation on polymers, and
new results from the CMS HCAL group on dose rate effects
in radiation damage.