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Doped luminescent materials and particle discrimination using same

United States Patent

October 7, 2014
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Doped luminescent materials are provided for converting excited triplet states to radiative hybrid states. The doped materials may be used to conduct pulse shape discrimination (PSD) using luminescence generated by harvested excited triplet states. The doped materials may also be used to detect particles using spectral shape discrimination (SSD).
Doty; F. Patrick (Livermore, CA), Allendorf; Mark D. (Pleasanton, CA), Feng; Patrick L. (Livermore, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 943,708
November 10, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Described examples were made with Government support under Government Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention, including a paid-up license and the right, in limited circumstances, to require the owner of any patent issuing in this invention to license others on reasonable terms.