Data sheets for PPO radioisotopic fuel

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PPO is the acronym for Pure Plutoniunn Oxide. The thermal energy of this fuel results from the radioactive decay of /sup 238/ Pu this energy is converted into usable electric power for space probe or other applications. The basic fuel module associated with the current MHW heat source is a PPO sphere 1.465 plus or minus 0.015 in. in dia and containing 100 plus or minus 2 thermal watts. The spheres are individually encapsulated and then assembled into geometric arrays to form the working heat source. The following document lists certain properties of PuO/sub 2/ with emphasis on behavior at ... continued below

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Keenan, T.K.; Kent, R.A.; Mulford, R.N.R. & Shupe, M.W. December 1, 1973.

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PPO is the acronym for Pure Plutoniunn Oxide. The thermal energy of this fuel results from the radioactive decay of /sup 238/ Pu this energy is converted into usable electric power for space probe or other applications. The basic fuel module associated with the current MHW heat source is a PPO sphere 1.465 plus or minus 0.015 in. in dia and containing 100 plus or minus 2 thermal watts. The spheres are individually encapsulated and then assembled into geometric arrays to form the working heat source. The following document lists certain properties of PuO/sub 2/ with emphasis on behavior at the proposed operational conditions being discussed. Since many of the desired properties are still being determined, the information is preliminary in nature and will be revised periodically. This report is the first revision of LA-5160-MS (issued 2/ 73) and incorporates additional and more specific data. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74

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  • Report No.: LA--5160-MS(Rev.1)
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/4326521 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4326521
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1021194

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  • December 1, 1973

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Keenan, T.K.; Kent, R.A.; Mulford, R.N.R. & Shupe, M.W. Data sheets for PPO radioisotopic fuel, report, December 1, 1973; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1021194/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.