Electron-Voltaic Cell Study

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The properties of Si, GaAs, Ge, and possible beta sources were considered, together with radiation damage to the three materials. Additionally, the characteristics of p-n junction cells under beta activity were derived, and the characteristics of GaAs and Si cells were obtained experimentally. The results indicate that a nuclear battery using GaAs or n-p Si cells with Pm/sup 147/ as the source would operate for 5 to 10 yr with very little radiation damage. Cell characteristics for a given source activity were calculated. 66 references. (D.C.W.)

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Robison, W. C. & Nelson, M. D. January 1, 1963.

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The properties of Si, GaAs, Ge, and possible beta sources were considered, together with radiation damage to the three materials. Additionally, the characteristics of p-n junction cells under beta activity were derived, and the characteristics of GaAs and Si cells were obtained experimentally. The results indicate that a nuclear battery using GaAs or n-p Si cells with Pm/sup 147/ as the source would operate for 5 to 10 yr with very little radiation damage. Cell characteristics for a given source activity were calculated. 66 references. (D.C.W.)

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  • Other Information: For Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, N. Mex. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64

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  • Report No.: SC-DC-3530
  • Grant Number: AT(29-1)-789
  • DOI: 10.2172/4102647 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4102647
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc864951

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Robison, W. C. & Nelson, M. D. Electron-Voltaic Cell Study, report, January 1, 1963; Lincoln, Nebraska. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc864951/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.