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Enhanced Invisible-Fluorescent Identification Tags for Materials

United States Patent Application

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A tag composition includes a naphthalocyanine tag component that is invisible in light of the visible spectrum and which emits fluorescent light in a non-visible spectrum under a non-visible excitation energy, a binder for binding the tag to a surface of a material; and a solvent, wherein the tag component and the binder are dissolved in the solvent.
Lewis, Linda A. (Andersonville, TN)
15/ 003,871
January 22, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0003] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.