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Title: Radioluminescent light sources, tritium containing polymers, and methods for producing the same

Abstract

A radioluminescent light source comprises a solid mixture of a phosphorescent substance and a tritiated polymer. The solid mixture forms a solid mass having length, width, and thickness dimensions, and is capable of self-support. In one aspect of the invention, the phosphorescent substance comprises solid phosphor particles supported or surrounded within a solid matrix by a tritium containing polymer. The tritium containing polymer comprises a polymer backbone which is essentially void of tritium. 2 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7266756
Patent Number(s):
4889660
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-138517
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 24 Dec 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; LIGHT SOURCES; DESIGN; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; MIXTURES; PHOSPHORS; POLYMERS; RADIOLUMINESCENCE; TRITIUM; TRITIUM COMPOUNDS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; DISPERSIONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; LUMINESCENCE; MATERIALS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 426000* - Engineering- Components, Electron Devices & Circuits- (1990-); 440000 - Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Jensen, G A, Nelson, D A, and Molton, P M. Radioluminescent light sources, tritium containing polymers, and methods for producing the same. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Jensen, G A, Nelson, D A, & Molton, P M. Radioluminescent light sources, tritium containing polymers, and methods for producing the same. United States.
Jensen, G A, Nelson, D A, and Molton, P M. Tue . "Radioluminescent light sources, tritium containing polymers, and methods for producing the same". United States.
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abstractNote = {A radioluminescent light source comprises a solid mixture of a phosphorescent substance and a tritiated polymer. The solid mixture forms a solid mass having length, width, and thickness dimensions, and is capable of self-support. In one aspect of the invention, the phosphorescent substance comprises solid phosphor particles supported or surrounded within a solid matrix by a tritium containing polymer. The tritium containing polymer comprises a polymer backbone which is essentially void of tritium. 2 figs.},
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