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Title: Process for making solid-state radiation-emitting composition

Abstract

The invention provides a process for loading an aerogel substrate with tritium and the resultant compositions. According to the process, an aerogel substrate is hydrolyzed so that surface OH groups are formed. The hydrolyzed aerogel is then subjected to tritium exchange employing, for example, a tritium-containing gas, whereby tritium atoms replace H atoms of surface OH groups. OH and/or CH groups of residual alcohol present in the aerogel may also undergo tritium exchange.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (14316 Bauer Rd., N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87123)
  2. (14 Eagle Nest Dr., N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87122)
  3. (10308 Leymon Court, N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87114)
  4. (3215 Blume, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
868903
Patent Number(s):
5240647
Assignee:
Ashley, Carol S. (14316 Bauer Rd., N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87123);Brinker, C. Jeffrey (14 Eagle Nest Dr., N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87122);Reed, Scott (10308 Leymon Court, N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87114);Walko, Robert J. (3215 Blume, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; solid-state; radiation-emitting; composition; provides; loading; aerogel; substrate; tritium; resultant; compositions; according; hydrolyzed; surface; oh; formed; subjected; exchange; employing; example; tritium-containing; gas; whereby; atoms; replace; residual; alcohol; undergo; containing gas; aerogel substrate; tritium atoms; solid-state radiation-emitting; surface oh; resultant compositions; radiation-emitting composition; /252/250/362/428/

Citation Formats

Ashley, Carol S., Brinker, C. Jeffrey, Reed, Scott, and Walko, Robert J. Process for making solid-state radiation-emitting composition. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Ashley, Carol S., Brinker, C. Jeffrey, Reed, Scott, & Walko, Robert J. Process for making solid-state radiation-emitting composition. United States.
Ashley, Carol S., Brinker, C. Jeffrey, Reed, Scott, and Walko, Robert J. Fri . "Process for making solid-state radiation-emitting composition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868903.
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title = {Process for making solid-state radiation-emitting composition},
author = {Ashley, Carol S. and Brinker, C. Jeffrey and Reed, Scott and Walko, Robert J.},
abstractNote = {The invention provides a process for loading an aerogel substrate with tritium and the resultant compositions. According to the process, an aerogel substrate is hydrolyzed so that surface OH groups are formed. The hydrolyzed aerogel is then subjected to tritium exchange employing, for example, a tritium-containing gas, whereby tritium atoms replace H atoms of surface OH groups. OH and/or CH groups of residual alcohol present in the aerogel may also undergo tritium exchange.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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