Economics of isomeric energy
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- Pereira, N.R., Merkel, G.M. & Litz, M. Laser Phys. (2007) 17: 874. doi:10.1134/S1054660X0706014X
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A high energy density source based on nuclear isomers may be conceptually attractive; but it is unrealistic if the energy’s price is too excessive. This paper estimates the price of isomeric energy, and shows that isomers can become practical only for low-energy applications.