DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Three dimensional radioisotope battery and methods of making the same

Abstract

According to one embodiment, a product includes an array of three dimensional structures, where each of the three dimensional structure includes a semiconductor material; a cavity region between each of the three dimensional structures; and a first material in contact with at least one surface of each of the three dimensional structures, where the first material is configured to provide high energy particle and/or ray emissions.

Inventors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651088
Patent Number(s):
10699820
Application Number:
14/214,244
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21H - OBTAINING ENERGY FROM RADIOACTIVE SOURCES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/14/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Nikolic, Rebecca J., Conway, Adam P., Henderson, Roger A., Karpenko, Victor P., Shao, Qinghui, Shaughnessy, Dawn A., Stoyer, Mark A., and Voss, Lars F.. Three dimensional radioisotope battery and methods of making the same. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Nikolic, Rebecca J., Conway, Adam P., Henderson, Roger A., Karpenko, Victor P., Shao, Qinghui, Shaughnessy, Dawn A., Stoyer, Mark A., & Voss, Lars F.. Three dimensional radioisotope battery and methods of making the same. United States.
Nikolic, Rebecca J., Conway, Adam P., Henderson, Roger A., Karpenko, Victor P., Shao, Qinghui, Shaughnessy, Dawn A., Stoyer, Mark A., and Voss, Lars F.. Tue . "Three dimensional radioisotope battery and methods of making the same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651088.
@article{osti_1651088,
title = {Three dimensional radioisotope battery and methods of making the same},
author = {Nikolic, Rebecca J. and Conway, Adam P. and Henderson, Roger A. and Karpenko, Victor P. and Shao, Qinghui and Shaughnessy, Dawn A. and Stoyer, Mark A. and Voss, Lars F.},
abstractNote = {According to one embodiment, a product includes an array of three dimensional structures, where each of the three dimensional structure includes a semiconductor material; a cavity region between each of the three dimensional structures; and a first material in contact with at least one surface of each of the three dimensional structures, where the first material is configured to provide high energy particle and/or ray emissions.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
}

Works referenced in this record:

Nuclear Batteries
patent-application, October 2011


Nuclear-Cored Battery
patent-application, August 2006


Layered nuclear-cored battery
patent, February 2009


Nuclear batteries
patent, March 2012


Stabilized in-vessel direct current source
patent, September 1997


Stress reduction for pillar filled structures
patent-application, July 2013


Nuclear Battery and Method of Converting Energy of Radioactive Decay
patent-application, November 2006


Method of Making Crystalline to Surround a Nuclear-Core of a Nuclear-Cored Battery
patent-application, August 2006


Nuclear battery shock-support system
patent, May 1977


Pseudo-Capacitor Structure for Direct Nuclear Energy Conversion
patent-application, March 2010


Betavoltaic cell
patent-application, April 2007


Nuclear battery
patent, February 1998


Method To Planarize Three-Dimensional Structures To Enable Conformal Electrodes
patent-application, February 2012


Methods of Making Energy Conversion Devices with a Substantially Contiguous Depletion Regions
patent-application, June 2007


Method of manufacturing a nuclear-cored battery
patent, February 2009


Radioisotope-powered energy source
patent, February 2014


Radioisotope-powered semiconductor battery
patent, January 1999


Energy Conversion Device
patent-application, April 2012


Radiation detector spectrum simulator
patent, April 1987


Nuclear batteries
patent, February 1997


Nuclear-cored battery
patent, January 2009


Nuclear Batteries
patent-application, May 2012


Miniaturized nuclear battery
patent, January 1976


Method of Manufacturing a Nuclear-Cored Battery
patent-application, August 2006


Stack-type beta battery generating current from beta source and method of manufacturing the same
patent-application, June 2012


Nanocomposite Dielectric Coatings
patent-application, October 2009


Betavoltaic Power Converter Die Stacking
patent-application, December 2011


Method of Recycling a Nuclear-Cored Battery
patent-application, August 2006


High Power Density Betavoltaic Battery
patent-application, February 2011


Method of Pre-Selecting the Life of a Nuclear-Cored Product
patent-application, August 2006


Layered Nuclear-Cored Battery
patent-application, August 2006


Isotopic semiconductor batteries
patent, May 2001


Crystalline of a Nuclear-Cored Battery
patent-application, August 2006


Nuclear battery
patent, December 1972


Beta cell device using icosahedral boride compounds
patent, November 2002


Nuclear battery based on hydride/thorium fuel
patent-application, August 2012


Tritium direct conversion semiconductor device
patent, July 2013


Apparatus for generating electrical current from radioactive material and method of making same
patent-application, August 2008