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Paint for detection of radiological or chemical agents

United States Patent

7,780,912
August 24, 2010
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A paint that warns of radiological or chemical substances comprising a paint operatively connected to the surface, an indicator material carried by the paint that provides an indication of the radiological or chemical substances, and a thermo-activation material carried by the paint. In one embodiment, a method of warning of radiological or chemical substances comprising the steps of painting a surface with an indicator material, and monitoring the surface for indications of the radiological or chemical substances. In another embodiment, a paint is operatively connected to a vehicle and an indicator material is carried by the paint that provides an indication of the radiological or chemical substances.
Farmer; Joseph C. (Tracy, CA), Brunk; James L. (Martinez, CA), Day; Sumner Daniel (Danville, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 293,657
20070048866
December 1, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.