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THREE DIMENSIONAL RADIOISOTOPE BATTERY AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20140264256
A1
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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.
Nikolic, Rebecca J. (Oakland, CA), Conway, Adam P. (Livermore, CA), Henderson, Roger A. (Livermore, CA), Karpenko, Victor P. (Livermore, CA), Shao, Qinghui (Fremont, CA), Shaughnessy, Dawn A. (Livermore, CA), Stoyer, Mark A. (Livermore, CA), Voss, Lars F. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore CA)
14/ 214,244
March 14, 2014
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.