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Nanocomposite scintillator and detector

United States Patent

June 16, 2009
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A nanocomposite scintillator is prepared using fast, bright, rare-earth doped nanopowder phosphor and a binder that is transparent to the emission of the phosphor.
Cooke; D. Wayne (Santa Fe, NM), McKigney; Edward A. (Los Alamos, NM), Muenchausen; Ross E. (Los Alamos, NM), Bennett; Bryan L. (Los Alamos, NM), Ott; Kevin C. (Los Alamos, NM), Del Sesto; Rico E. (Los Alamos, NM), McCleskey; T. Mark (Los Alamos, NM), Burrell; Anthony K. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 729,073
March 27, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC51-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.