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Nuclear Batteries and Radioisotopes

Book

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mark Prelas, Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, John-David Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso, Denis Wisniewski
    Pages 1-37
  3. Mark Prelas, Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, John-David Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso, Denis Wisniewski
    Pages 39-79
  4. Mark Prelas, Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, John-David Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso, Denis Wisniewski
    Pages 81-175
  5. Mark Prelas, Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, John-David Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso, Denis Wisniewski
    Pages 177-220
  6. Mark Prelas, Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, John-David Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso, Denis Wisniewski
    Pages 221-284
  7. Mark Prelas, Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, John-David Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso, Denis Wisniewski
    Pages 285-305
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-355

About this book

Introduction

This book explains the physics of nuclear battery operation. It provides a comprehensive background that allows readers to understand all past and future developments in the field. The supply and cost of radioisotopes for use in applications (focused on nuclear batteries) are covered in the initial sections of the text. The interaction of ionizing radiation with matter is discussed as applied to nuclear batteries. The physics of interfacing the radioisotopes to the transducers which represent the energy conversion mechanism for nuclear batteries are described for possible nuclear battery configurations. Last but not least the efficiencies of nuclear battery configurations are discussed combined with a review of the literature on nuclear battery research.


Keywords

Radioisotopes Direct Energy Conversion Nuclear Batteries Nuclear Battery Design Nuclear Battery Economics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstituteUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstituteUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstituteUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  5. 5.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  6. 6.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nuclear Batteries and Radioisotopes
  • Authors Mark Prelas
    Matthew Boraas
    Fernando De La Torre Aguilar
    John-David Seelig
    Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso
    Denis Wisniewski
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Energy
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41724-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-41723-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82414-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41724-0
  • Series ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-1292
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 355
  • Number of Illustrations 56 b/w illustrations, 99 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
    Materials Science, general
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