Manufacture and Use of Atomic Batteries,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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A study was made of the development and use of atomic powered batteries as energy sources in space research and operations. Their characteristics are compared with those of chemical batteries and advantages and disadvantages are pointed out, including economic factors favoring or disfavoring their use. The various methods of converting radioactive decay energy into electrical energy are considered along with the various methods of constructing the batteries.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage