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Triboluminescent indicator system

United States Patent

June 24, 2003
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There is provided a light emitting device comprising a plurality of triboluminescent particles dispersed throughout a low density, frangible body and activated by rapidly crushing the body in order to transfer mechanical energy to some portion of the particles. The light emitted by these mechanically excited particles is collected and directed into a light conduit and transmitted to a detector/indicator means.
Goods; Steven H. (Livermore, CA), Dentinger; Paul M. (Sunol, CA), Whinnery, Jr.; Leroy L. (Danville, CA)
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)
09/ 792,670
February 22, 2001
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between the United States Department of Energy and Sandia Corporation for the operation of Sandia National Laboratories.