atomic battery

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atomic battery

[ə′täm·ik ′bad·ə·rē]
(nucleonics)
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Atomic battery (nuclear battery, tritium battery and radioisotope generator) are used to describe a device which uses energy from the decay of a radioactive isotope to generate electricity.
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.
Despite its greater efficiency, the prototype tritium battery is too weak for practical use.