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Method of loading organic materials with group III plus lanthanide and actinide elements

United States Patent

April 8, 2003
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Disclosed is a composition of matter comprising a tributyl phosphate complex of a group 3, lanthanide, actinide, or group 13 salt in an organic carrier and a method of making the complex. These materials are suitable for use in solid or liquid organic scintillators, as in x-ray absorption standards, x-ray fluorescence standards, and neutron detector calibration standards.
Bell; Zane W. (Oak Ridge, TN), Huei-Ho; Chuen (Oak Ridge, TN), Brown; Gilbert M. (Knoxville, TN), Hurlbut; Charles (Sweetwater, TX)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 400,796
September 22, 1999
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contracts DE-AC05-84OR21400 and DE-AC05-96OR22464, awarded by the United States Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, and the United Sates Government has certain rights in this invention.