Artificial Heart Pump (Additional Endogenous Heat) Program

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Three plutonium-238 radioisotope-powered heat sources were developed and fabricated at Mound Laboratory for use by Thermo Electron Engineering Corporation (TEECO) in the Artificial Heart Pump (Additional Endogenous Heat) Program. These sources contained doubly encapsulated plutonum-238 metal; two had a thermal power of 15(+2-0) W and one had 25(+0-2) W. Details of the design, fabrication, and testing of the heat sources are given in this report. Two of the heat sources (one 15-W and one 25-W) were shipped to TEECO for use with special heat exchangers in implantation experiments on dogs at Boston City Hospital. These tests have been under way ... continued below

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Davis, N. E.; Davenport, C. H. & Kelly, D. P. January 27, 1969.

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Three plutonium-238 radioisotope-powered heat sources were developed and fabricated at Mound Laboratory for use by Thermo Electron Engineering Corporation (TEECO) in the Artificial Heart Pump (Additional Endogenous Heat) Program. These sources contained doubly encapsulated plutonum-238 metal; two had a thermal power of 15(+2-0) W and one had 25(+0-2) W. Details of the design, fabrication, and testing of the heat sources are given in this report. Two of the heat sources (one 15-W and one 25-W) were shipped to TEECO for use with special heat exchangers in implantation experiments on dogs at Boston City Hospital. These tests have been under way since July, 1967. The third heat source (15-W) was fabricated for in-house testing at Mound Laboratory.

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  • Report No.: MLM-1591(LD)
  • Grant Number: AT-33-1-GEN-53
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 969696
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc931888

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Davis, N. E.; Davenport, C. H. & Kelly, D. P. Artificial Heart Pump (Additional Endogenous Heat) Program, report, January 27, 1969; Miamisburg, Ohio. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931888/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.