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Phosphors containing boron and metals of Group IIIA and IIIB

United States Patent

October 31, 2006
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A phosphor comprises: (a) at least a first metal selected from the group consisting of yttrium and elements of lanthanide series other than europium; (b) at least a second metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum, gallium, indium, and scandium; (c) boron; and (d) europium. The phosphor is used in light source that comprises a UV radiation source to convert UV radiation to visible light.
Setlur; Anant Achyut (Niskayuna, NY), Srivastava; Alok Mani (Niskayuna, NY), Comanzo; Holly Ann (Niskayuna, NY), Manivannan; Venkatesan (Rexford, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
10/ 697,930
October 31, 2003
This invention was first conceived or reduced to practice in the performance of work under contract DE-FC26-99FT40632 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention.