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


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.+i 84.60.Bk 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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