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Title: Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates

Abstract

According to one embodiment, a method includes incorporating a metal carboxylate complex into a polymeric matrix to form an optically transparent material. According to another embodiment, a material includes at least one metal carboxylate complex incorporated into a polymeric matrix, where the material is optically transparent.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1325780
Patent Number(s):
9,447,318
Application Number:
14/945,112
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Nov 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Cherepy, Nerine, and Sanner, Robert Dean. Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Cherepy, Nerine, & Sanner, Robert Dean. Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates. United States.
Cherepy, Nerine, and Sanner, Robert Dean. 2016. "Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1325780.
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