Laser Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 874–879

Economics of isomeric energy

  • N. R. Pereira
  • G. M. Merkel
  • M. Litz
Modern Trends in Laser Physics

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X0706014X

Cite this article as:
Pereira, N.R., Merkel, G.M. & Litz, M. Laser Phys. (2007) 17: 874. doi:10.1134/S1054660X0706014X

Abstract

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.

PACS numbers

28.90.+i84.60.Bk

Copyright information

© MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica” 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. R. Pereira
    • 1
  • G. M. Merkel
    • 2
  • M. Litz
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecopulse, Inc.SpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Army Research LaboratoryAdelphiUSA