atomic battery


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atomic battery

[ə′täm·ik ′bad·ə·rē]
(nucleonics)
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He added that development of the atomic battery was a big step to help the Iranian scientists to send satellites into space as they (the satellites) need constant energy.
Usually, we use Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) to power spacecraft -- "basically, an atomic battery," says Erler.
The terms atomic battery, nuclear battery, tritium battery, and radioisotope generator are used to describe a device, which uses the emissions from a radioactive isotope to generate electricity.