Davis, Jack Formerly, Bright Star Industries, Inc., Clifton, New Jersey.
Rozeanu, L. Department of Material Science, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Franzese, Kenneth Formerly, Research and Development, Bright Star Industries, Inc., Clifton, New Jersey.
- High-voltage nuclear battery
- Low-voltage nuclear battery
A battery that converts the energy of particles emitted from atomic nuclei into electric energy. Two basic types have been developed: (1) a high-voltage type, in which a beta-emitting isotope is separated from a collecting electrode by a vacuum or a solid dielectric, provides thousands of volts but the current is measured in picoamperes; (2) a low-voltage type gives about 1 V with current in microamperes.
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