RADIOISOTOPE-FUELED POWER SUPPLIES. Lecture Presented at University of California, Los Angeles, California, UCLA Short Course, Space Power Systems, July 17-28, 1961

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

Considerations that permit selection of a radioisotope that meets the complex requirements of the desired power supply are discussed. Methods of separation and purification of useful isotopes are outlined. Brief mention is made of the principles of direct conversion of heat to electricity. Design approaches for isotopic power units are described. A delineation of the approach to the solution of the nuclear safety problem is made, followed by predictions for the future of isotopic power. Sample problems of the type solved in the SNAP program are given. (M.C.G.)

Physical Description

Pages: 133

Creation Information

Morse, J.G. October 31, 1963.

Context

This report is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this report can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content.

Author

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this report. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

Considerations that permit selection of a radioisotope that meets the complex requirements of the desired power supply are discussed. Methods of separation and purification of useful isotopes are outlined. Brief mention is made of the principles of direct conversion of heat to electricity. Design approaches for isotopic power units are described. A delineation of the approach to the solution of the nuclear safety problem is made, followed by predictions for the future of isotopic power. Sample problems of the type solved in the SNAP program are given. (M.C.G.)

Physical Description

Pages: 133

Source

  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this report in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Report No.: TID-18323
  • Grant Number: AT(30-3)-217
  • DOI: 10.2172/4718080 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4718080
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1034206

Collections

This report is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this report?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this report.

Creation Date

  • October 31, 1963

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 18, 2017, 7:39 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 24, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this report last used?

Congratulations! It looks like you are the first person to view this item online.

Interact With This Report

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Morse, J.G. RADIOISOTOPE-FUELED POWER SUPPLIES. Lecture Presented at University of California, Los Angeles, California, UCLA Short Course, Space Power Systems, July 17-28, 1961, report, October 31, 1963; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1034206/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.