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Nanophosphor composite scintillator with a liquid matrix

United States Patent

March 16, 2010
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An improved nanophosphor scintillator liquid comprises nanophosphor particles in a liquid matrix. The nanophosphor particles are optionally surface modified with an organic ligand. The surface modified nanophosphor particle is essentially surface charge neutral, thereby preventing agglomeration of the nanophosphor particles during dispersion in a liquid scintillator matrix. The improved nanophosphor scintillator liquid may be used in any conventional liquid scintillator application, including in a radiation detector.
McKigney; Edward Allen (Los Alamos, NM), Burrell; Anthony Keiran (Los Alamos, NM), Bennett; Bryan L. (Los Alamos, NM), Cooke; David Wayne (Santa Fe, NM), Ott; Kevin Curtis (Los Alamos, NM), Bacrania; Minesh Kantilal (Los Alamos, NM), Del Sesto; Rico Emilio (Los Alamos, NM), Gilbertson; Robert David (Los Alamos, NM), Muenchausen; Ross Edward (Los Alamos, NM), McCleskey; Thomas Mark (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 924,136
October 25, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.