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Lithium-loaded liquid scintillators

United States Patent

May 15, 2012
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The invention is directed to a liquid scintillating composition containing (i) one or more non-polar organic solvents; (ii) (lithium-6)-containing nanoparticles having a size of up to 10 nm and surface-capped by hydrophobic molecules; and (iii) one or more fluorophores. The invention is also directed to a liquid scintillator containing the above composition.
Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Kesanli; Banu (Mersin, TR), Neal; John S. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 605,408
October 26, 2009
This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.