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Controlled Extraction of Energy from Nuclear Isomers

  title={Controlled Extraction of Energy from Nuclear Isomers},
  author={Marc Stuart Litz and George Merkel},
Abstract : The Army must deploy increasingly powerful energy sources to support sustained operations anytime and anywhere in the world. Excited states of nuclei can store 5 orders of magnitude more energy than that stored in chemical bonds. Conventional nuclear storage systems such as radioisotopes cannot be turned on when the energy is required. This paper describes a switchable nuclear battery that may be formed from long-lived (ie. ^100 years) excited isomeric-states in the nucleus, which… 
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