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Title: Piezonuclear battery

Abstract

A piezonuclear battery generates output power arising from the piezoelectric voltage produced from radioactive decay particles interacting with a piezoelectric medium. Radioactive particle energy may directly create an acoustic wave in the piezoelectric medium or a moderator may be used to generate collision particles for interacting with the medium. In one embodiment a radioactive material (.sup.252 Cf) with an output of about 1 microwatt produced a 12 nanowatt output (1.2% conversion efficiency) from a piezoelectric copolymer of vinylidene fluoride/trifluorethylene.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
868121
Patent Number(s):
5079469
Assignee:
United State of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
piezonuclear; battery; generates; output; power; arising; piezoelectric; voltage; produced; radioactive; decay; particles; interacting; medium; particle; energy; directly; create; acoustic; wave; moderator; generate; collision; embodiment; material; 252; cf; microwatt; 12; nanowatt; conversion; efficiency; copolymer; vinylidene; fluoride; trifluorethylene; particle energy; decay particles; generates output; radioactive material; acoustic wave; conversion efficiency; active material; output power; radioactive decay; vinylidene fluoride; radioactive particle; piezonuclear battery; electric voltage; /310/136/

Citation Formats

Bongianni, Wayne L. Piezonuclear battery. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Bongianni, Wayne L. Piezonuclear battery. United States.
Bongianni, Wayne L. Wed . "Piezonuclear battery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868121.
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author = {Bongianni, Wayne L.},
abstractNote = {A piezonuclear battery generates output power arising from the piezoelectric voltage produced from radioactive decay particles interacting with a piezoelectric medium. Radioactive particle energy may directly create an acoustic wave in the piezoelectric medium or a moderator may be used to generate collision particles for interacting with the medium. In one embodiment a radioactive material (.sup.252 Cf) with an output of about 1 microwatt produced a 12 nanowatt output (1.2% conversion efficiency) from a piezoelectric copolymer of vinylidene fluoride/trifluorethylene.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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