US Patent Number
The present invention relates to the use of nanoscintillation systems, or nanoparticles containing fluor molecules, that can be used to detect an electron-emitting or alpha-particle-emitting radioisotope in the absence of organic-solvents commonly used in organic-based liquid scintillation cocktails. The invention also relates to compositions and use of three oil-in-water microemulsion precursors that can be engineered rapidly, reproducibly, and cost-effectively to produce useful nanoparticles less than 100 nanometers.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Mumper, Russell J. and Jay, Michael, "Nanoscintillation Systems for Aqueous-Based Liquid Scintillation Counting" (2005). Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Patents. 76.