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Title: THERMO-ELECTRIC GENERATOR

Abstract

The conversion of heat energy into electrical energy by a small compact device is descrtbed. Where the heat energy is supplied by a radioactive material and thermopIIes convert the heat to electrical energy. The particular battery construction includes two insulating discs with conductive rods disposed between them to form a circular cage. In the center of the cage is disposed a cup in which the sealed radioactive source is located. Each thermopile is formed by connecting wires from two adjacent rods to a potnt on an annular ring fastened to the outside of the cup, the ring having insulation on its surface to prevent electrica1 contact with the thermopiles. One advantage of this battery construction is that the radioactive source may be inserted after the device is fabricated, reducing the radiation hazard to personnel assembling the battery.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4301353
Patent Number(s):
US 2844639
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-000994
NSA Number:
NSA-13-000994
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BATTERIES; CONFIGURATION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ENERGY; GENERATORS; PLATES; RADIOISOTOPES; RINGS; RODS; THERMOCOUPLES; THERMOELECTRICITY; WIRES

Citation Formats

Jordan, K.C. THERMO-ELECTRIC GENERATOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Jordan, K.C. THERMO-ELECTRIC GENERATOR. United States.
Jordan, K.C. Tue . "THERMO-ELECTRIC GENERATOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {The conversion of heat energy into electrical energy by a small compact device is descrtbed. Where the heat energy is supplied by a radioactive material and thermopIIes convert the heat to electrical energy. The particular battery construction includes two insulating discs with conductive rods disposed between them to form a circular cage. In the center of the cage is disposed a cup in which the sealed radioactive source is located. Each thermopile is formed by connecting wires from two adjacent rods to a potnt on an annular ring fastened to the outside of the cup, the ring having insulation on its surface to prevent electrica1 contact with the thermopiles. One advantage of this battery construction is that the radioactive source may be inserted after the device is fabricated, reducing the radiation hazard to personnel assembling the battery.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {7}
}