ABSTRACT

Representing the collective effort of over 30 leading scientists in Russia and the United States, this is the first book written solely on the subject of nuclear batteries. It presents a rich historical discussion and original research on the conversion of nuclear materials into electrical power, which can then be harvested to make long-lasting, mo

chapter 2|70 pages

Radioactive Materials, Ionizing Radiation Sources, and Radioluminescent Light Sources for Nuclear Batteries

ByA.G. Kavetsky, S.N. Nekhoroshkov, S.P. Meleshkov, Y.L. Kaminski, and G.P. Akulov

chapter 3|82 pages

Nonradioactive Materials for Nuclear Batteries

ByA.G. Kavetsky, Y.L. Kaminski, G.P. Akulov, and S.P. Meleshkov

chapter 4|14 pages

Radiation-Induced Processes in Phosphors

ByA.G. Kavetsky and S.P. Meleshkov

chapter 5|62 pages

Radiation Stability of Organic Materials for Nuclear Batteries

ByY.L. Kaminski and G.P. Akulov

chapter 7|76 pages

Nuclear Batteries Based on III-V Semiconductors

ByV.M. Andreev

chapter 8|24 pages

Wide-Band Semiconductors for Direct-Conversion Nuclear Batteries

ByY.G. Shreter, Y.T. Rebane, and N.I. Bochkareva

chapter 9|52 pages

Organic Photoconducting Materials

ByT.A. Iourre, L.I. Rudaya, and N.V. Klimova

chapter 10|18 pages

Radioisotope Microbattery Commercialization

ByK.E. Bower, A.F. Rutkiewic, C.C. Bower, and S. M. Yousaf