Accession Number:

AD0411279

Title:

CLAD CARBIDE NUCLEAR FUEL, THERMIONIC POWER, MODULES.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 15 Mar-15 June 63.

Corporate Author:

ATOMICS INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The general objective is to evaluate a clad carbide emitter, thermionic power module which simulates nuclear reactor installation, design, and performance. The module is an assembly of two series-connected converters with a single common cesium reservoir. The program goal is 500 hours cumulative operation at a power density of 7 wattssquare sm and an efficiency of 12. This report describes progress made during the first program quarter, including 1 Design finaliza tion 2 Component and fueled emitter design and fabrication 3 BeO-Cs compatibility and 4 Operation of a UC-Re planar electrode converter for the most successful high performance test ever achieved with a converter containing nuclear fuel, either inpile or out-of-pile. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE