Patent Number: 6,165,705

Title: Photothermographic elements

Abstract: This invention comprises a photothermographic element comprising a support bearing an imaging layer comprising: a silver salt; a reducing agent; a binder; and a photosensitive material comprising silver iodide produced by dispersing a solid ionic conductor of the formula MAg.sub.4 I.sub.5 in an organic solvent, whereby the solid ionic conductor decomposes to produce silver iodide, and wherein M is a monovalent cation and said solid ionic conductor has an ionic conductivity of >0.001 ohm.sup.-1 cm.sup.-1 at C.

Inventors: Dankosh; Heidi E. (Rochester, NY), Gisser; Kathleen R. (Pittsford, NY), Blanton; Thomas N. (Rochester, NY), Chatterjee; Dilip K. (Rochester, NY), Jagannathan; Seshadri (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G03C 1/498 (20060101); G03C 001/498 (); G03C 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017