Thursday, January 29, 2009

US Patent 7482608 - Nuclear powered quantum dot light source

This patent from Iso-Science Laboratories is based on the finding that quantum dots (semiconductor nanocrystals) exhibit radiation resistance and uses alpha or beta particles to power a narrow wavelength light source. Claim 1 reads:

1. A nuclear powered quantum dot light source, comprising:

quantum dots; and

a radionuclide.