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Garnet UV phosphor and scintillator materials preparation and use in radiation detection

United States Patent Application

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A method of detecting radiological substances on a surface comprises coating the surface with a coating containing an indicator material that produces UV emissions and monitoring the coating to detect the radiological substances. A UV viewer can be used for monitoring the coating to detect the radiological substances. The invention also provides a coating that includes an indicator material carried by the coating that provides an indication of the radiological substances.
Cherepy, Nerine J. (Oakland, CA), Speaks, Derrick T. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 445,569
June 2, 2006
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.