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University of Florida-led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
Shanxue Xi, Haijun Li, Linxiang Li, Kun Wu, Guangwei Huang, Zungang Wang, Yiyun Zhang, Chunzhi Zhou
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 5 | May 2022 | Pages 922-934
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1982361
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The fabrication and experimental research of a GaN-Positive-Intrinsic-Negative (GaN-PIN) betavoltaic nuclear battery driven by an 63Ni radioisotope source and an SiC-Schottky betavoltaic nuclear battery driven by an 147Pm radioisotope source are introduced. The self-absorption effects of radioisotope sources (63Ni, 147Pm) are explored and analyzed by Monte Carlo simulation. The SiC-Schottky and GaN-PIN betavoltaic cells were fabricated, where the GaN-PIN devices include different areas, absorption layer thicknesses, and electrode structures. And the measured I–V results show that the power density of the GaN-PIN nuclear battery can exceed 4.3 nW/cm2, the open-circuit voltage can reach 1.25 V, and the energy conversion efficiency can reach 2.3%. And for the SiC-Schottky betavoltaic battery, the maximum output power and energy conversion efficiency are 0.67 pW/cm2 and 0.024%, respectively.