Accession Number:

AD0420390

Title:

CLAD CARBIDE NUCLEAR FUEL THERMIONIC POWER MODULES.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 2, 15 June-15 Sep 63,

Corporate Author:

ATOMICS INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

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 hr cummulative operation at a power density of 7 wattssq cm and an efficiency of 12. This report describes progress made during the second program quarter, including 1 Minor design refinement of several components 2 Completion of fabrication of all module components with the single exception of insulated collector structure, which is almost complete 3 Thermal stability tests of critical brazes and welds 4 Completion of the module performance evaluation test setup 5 Development and evaluation of fueled emitter fabrication techniques 6 Postoperation metallurgical examination of fueled planar emitter from fueled converter test. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE