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DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - UT Battelle LLC (DOE Contractor), Oak Ridge, TN.
Federal Business Opportunities, Solicitation ORNL-TT-2019-07, 2019

Radioactive contamination from spills of radioactive materials and accumulation of radon gas within homes can be colorless, odorless, and essentially invisible without proper detection equipment. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a technology transfer commercialization partner for a Nanocapsular Radiation Track Etch Indicator technology. While conventional track etch materials used for detection of radioactive materials require lab processing, ORNL is developing a nanocapsular track etch material that delivers a visible indication following exposure to alpha-particle radiation without lab processing. The technology can be implemented on small, fixed surfaces such as wipes and sticky notes to provide low-cost single-point test strips or aerosol-dispersed to larger surfaces, including entire laboratories, to facilitate safe and effective cleanup following radiological spill events. The technology, formulated as low-cost test strips, will also significantly impact in-home testing for radon. ORNL'S Office of Technology Transfer will accept licensing applications until 11:59 PM ET on November 15, 2019.

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