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Scintacor (formerly Applied Scintillation Technologies) is a world leader in phosphor and scintillation technologies. Our products allow the conversion of many different radiations into light for imaging and detection applications.

Founded as Levy West Laboratory in the 1920s, Applied Scintillation Technologies was one of the first producers of phosphors for a variety of X-ray screens. Early in its history the company made very significant contributions to the development and production of phosphors for the revolutionary H2S radar screens which were critical to the defence of Great Britain during World War II.  AST corporate name changed to Scintacor in 2015.  Scintacor is now a world leader in phosphor and scintillation technology, manufacturing products which allow the conversion of many different radiations into light for imaging and detection. These products can be used in applications as diverse as medical and dental X-ray imaging, industrial quality control, neutron detection, oil well logging, mail, baggage and cargo inspection, analytical instrumentation and radiation protection.  The impact of the company’s products can be felt from the deepest recesses of the earth to as far away as Mars and Mercury.


1943 H2S first airborne, ground scanning radar system

1943 H2S first airborne, ground scanning radar system


Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer (GRNS) for measuring gamma rays emitted by the nuclei of atoms on Mercury’s surface struck by cosmic rays helping to resolve the composition of Mercury’s polar deposits.


Scintacor develops and manufactures scintillators for the detection of X-rays, neutrons, gamma rays, alpha and beta particles, UV, Visible and Infra-red radiation.

Our customers use these products in a diverse range of applications including:

  • dental X-ray imaging
  • general radiography and fluoroscopy
  • therapeutic radiography and oncology
  • industrial NDT
  • nuclear decommissioning
  • in-line inspection
  • mail, baggage and cargo inspection
  • radiation portal monitoring
  • oil well logging
  • spectroscopy
  • electron microscopy
  • laser alignment and detection

Scintacor has almost 100 years’ experience in the manufacture of columnar caesium iodide, lithium-6 and other phosphor based scintillators. This expertise is used in all our products and guarantees that our customers receive reliable components.

In addition to our standard product ranges we are always delighted to discuss the development and manufacture of customised products for specific applications.

Long Term Partnerships – Your scintillation partner

We support our customers and help them reach their ambitious goals, our customers’ success is our success! Together we strive for the best solutions in order to meet individual requirements. Our expertise, our advanced technologies and our ability to react quickly and reliably will ensure our mutual success.

Quality Management – Focus on excellence

We make sure that our quality standards are incorporated into our work and our products through close co-operation across all departments. We commit to meeting the expectations of our customers throughout the lifetime of each product. We consider continuous improvement a task for everyone and as a BS EN ISO 9001:2015 accredited company our quality procedures allow for full product traceability.

Proven Manufacturing Processes – Designed and manufactured for you

We use proven manufacturing processes that are in control and have a history of producing reliable parts. Our flexible production capabilities allow us to meet our quality criteria whether it is for a small or large, standard or bespoke order. We do not just focus on detecting and correcting defects within the manufacturing process. First and foremost, it is our aim to identify problems before they occur.