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Radioisotope Thin-Film Powered Microsystems

Authors: Duggirala, Rajesh, Lal, Amit, Radhakrishnan, Shankar

  • Discusses how to design and manufacture wireless sensor networks with potential application in environmental, medical and industrial monitoring
  • Provides information on how to safely apply radioisotope thin-films across numerous devices to create long lifetime sensors
  • Covers next-generation micro batteries and 3D silicon betavoltaics with an average 5-year lifespan
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“Radioisotope Thin-Film Powered Microsystems” describes the use of radioisotopes in enabling compact long lifetime wireless sensor Microsystems for applications including environmental, medical and industrial monitoring. The book introduces several novel devices that exploit the many unique properties of radioactivity to enable the utilization of low quantities of relatively safe radioisotopes in realizing the various components required in microsystems. The book presents:-Radioisotope thin film actuated reciprocating microelectromechanical power generators that utilize low quantities of high energy density of radioisotope fuels to realize safe and compact long lifetime microbatteries,-3D silicon electronvoltaics and concepts for 3D betavoltaics that maximize the packing density of high energy density radioisotope fuel to realize very high energy density microbatteries,-Long lifetime autonomous wireless sensors based on modulated RF generation from discharge of radioisotope direct charge actuated reciprocating cantilevers, and-Ultra low-power beta radiation counting clocks and true random number generators based on the near constant probability of decay of radioactive nuclei, while providing information on how to safely apply radioisotope thin-films across numerous devices to create long lifetime sensors.This volume will be valuable for engineers and researchers working in Microsystems.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Radioactivity and Radioisotopes

    Duggirala, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Radioisotope Thin Films for Microsystems

    Duggirala, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • Radioisotope Micropower Generation: Microfabricated Reciprocating Electro-Mechanical Power Generators

    Duggirala, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 35-63

  • Radioisotope Micropower Generation: Integrated Radioisotope Actuated Electro-Mechanical Power Generators

    Duggirala, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 65-88

  • Radioisotope Micropower Generation: 3D Silicon Electronvoltaics

    Duggirala, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 89-112

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6763-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6762-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2666-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radioisotope Thin-Film Powered Microsystems
Authors
Series Title
MEMS Reference Shelf
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6763-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6763-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6762-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2666-0
Series ISSN
1936-4407
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 198
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