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Upconverting nanoparticles for optimizing scintillator based detection systems

United States Patent

September 17, 2013
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An upconverting device for a scintillation detection system is provided. The detection system comprises a scintillator material, a sensor, a light transmission path between the scintillator material and the sensor, and a plurality of upconverting nanoparticles particles positioned in the light transmission path.
Kross; Brian (Yorktown, VA), McKisson; John E. (Jack), (Williamsburg, VA), McKisson; John (Hampton, VA), Weisenberger; Andrew (Yorktown, VA), Xi; Wenze (Odenton, MD), Zom; Carl (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
13/ 199,827
September 9, 2011
The United States government may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No.DE-AC05-06OR23177 from the Department of Energy.