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Composite scintillators for detection of ionizing radiation

United States Patent

December 28, 2010
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Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Radiation DetectionFluorescent Nanoparticles for Radiation Detection
Applicant's present invention is a composite scintillator having enhanced transparency for detecting ionizing radiation comprising a material having optical transparency wherein said material comprises nano-sized objects having a size in at least one dimension that is less than the wavelength of light emitted by the composite scintillator wherein the composite scintillator is designed to have selected properties suitable for a particular application.
Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Stephan; Andrew Curtis (Knoxville, TN), Brown; Suree S. (Knoxville, TN), Wallace; Steven A. (Knoxville, TN), Rondinone; Adam J. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN), BWXT Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 940,054
September 14, 2004
The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.