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Title: Information storage media and method

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for storing and retrieving information. More specifically, the present invention is a method for forming predetermined patterns, or data structures, using materials which exhibit enhanced absorption of light at certain wavelengths or, when interrogated with a light having a first wavelength, provide a luminescent response at a second wavelength. These materials may exhibit this response to light inherently, or may be made to exhibit this response by treating the materials with ionizing radiation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872540
Patent Number(s):
5958541
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
information; storage; media; method; disclosed; storing; retrieving; specifically; forming; predetermined; patterns; data; structures; materials; exhibit; enhanced; absorption; light; wavelengths; interrogated; wavelength; provide; luminescent; response; inherently; treating; ionizing; radiation; ionizing radiation; predetermined pattern; method disclosed; information storage; storage media; exhibit enhanced; retrieving information; data structure; /428/365/430/

Citation Formats

Miller, Steven D, and Endres, George W. Information storage media and method. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Miller, Steven D, & Endres, George W. Information storage media and method. United States.
Miller, Steven D, and Endres, George W. Fri . "Information storage media and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872540.
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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