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This document provides methods, systems, and devices for inducing a decomposition reaction by directing x-rays towards a location including a particular compound. The x-rays can have an irradiation energy that corresponds to a bond distance of a bond in the particular compound in order to break that bond and induce a decomposition of that particular compound. In some cases, the particular compound is a hazardous substance or part of a hazardous substance. In some cases, the particular compound is delivered to a desired location in an organism and x-rays induce a decomposition reaction that creates a therapeutic substance (e.g., a toxin that kills cancer cells) in the location of the organism. In some cases, the particular compound decomposes to produce a reactant in a reactor apparatus (e.g., fuel cell or semiconductor fabricator).
Pravica, SR., Michael G. (Henderson, NV)
The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Ne (Las Vegas NV)
14/ 595,431
January 13, 2015
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration under Award Number(s) DE-NA0000979 and DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC08-01NV14049 with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Government has certain rights in the invention.