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United States Patent Application

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Disclosed herein is a method comprising heating a strontium-containing compound using radiation in a first reactor; decomposing the strontium-containing compound into an oxide and carbon dioxide as a result of heat generated by the exposure to the radiation; reacting the oxide and the carbon dioxide in a second reactor; where the oxide and carbon dioxide react to produce heat; heating a working fluid using the heat produced in the second reactor; and driving a turbine with the heated working fluid to generate energy. Disclosed herein too is a composition comprising strontium carbonate; and strontium zirconate; where the mass ratio of strontium carbonate to strontium zirconate 2:8 to 8:2.
Klausner, James (Gainesville, FL), Randhir, Kelvin Fnu (Gainesville, FL), AuYueng, Nicholas (Corvallis, OR), Li, Like (Gainesville, FL), Rhodes, Nathan (Gainesville, FL), Barde, Amey Anand (Gainesville, FL), Mei, Renwei (Gainesville, FL), Hahn, David Worthington (Gainesville, FL)
15/ 317,265
April 20, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract/Grant Number DE-EE00006534 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has rights in the invention.