Radioactivity and Radioisotopes.- Radioisotope Thin Films for Microsystems.- Radioisotope Micropower Generation: Microfabricated Reciprocating Electro-Mechanical Power Generators.- Radioisotope Micropower Generation: Integrated Radioisotope Actuated Electro-Mechanical Power Generators.- Radioisotope Micropower Generation: 3D Silicon Electronvoltaics.- Radioisotope Direct Charging: Autonomous Wireless Sensors.- Radioisotope Decay Rate Based Counting Clock.
"Radioisotope Thin-Film Powered Microsystems" describes high energy density microbatteries required for compact long lifetime wireless sensor Microsystems. These microbatteries are presented alongside theories employing high energy density radioisotope thin films in actuating novel electromechanical energy converters. Also discussed are novel wireless sensor architectures that enable long lifetime wireless sensors Microsystems with minimal amounts of radioisotope fuel used. Ultra low-power beta radiation counting clocks are described in order to illustrate the application of radioisotope thin films in realizing the deployment of various components of Microsystems. "Radioisotope Thin-Film Powered Microsystems" also presents the latest work on 3D silicon electrovoltaic converters and energy density microbatteries required for high-power Microsystems.
-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