Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

© 1999 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999


6.3.7 Nuclear Energy Conversion Processes

The concept of using nuclear energy as a power source for nanorobots has not been widely discussed or explored3294, in part for sociocultural reasons. This Section describes a feasible radionuclide power system which emits essentially no radiation into the surrounding tissue. This is followed by a brief examination of the challenges in harnessing fission and fusion in medical nanodevices, and a few other somewhat speculative possibilities.


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