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Title: Radioisotopic heat source

Abstract

A radioisotopic heat source is described which includes a core of heat productive, radioisotopic material, an impact resistant layer of graphite surrounding said core, and a shell of iridium metal intermediate the core and the impact layer. The source may also include a compliant mat of iridium between the core and the iridium shell, as well as an outer covering of iridium metal about the entire heat source. (Official Gazette)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4422444
Patent Number(s):
US 3767930
Assignee:
to United States Atomic Energy Commission TIC; NSA-29-002816
NSA Number:
NSA-29-002816
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1972 Jun 21; Other Information: G21h1/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N47200* -Isotope & Radiation Source Technology-Isotopic Power Sources; *RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCES- DESIGN; CAPSULES; GRAPHITE; IRIDIUM; PLUTONIUM 238; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Sayell, E.H. Radioisotopic heat source. United States: N. p., 1973. Web.
Sayell, E.H. Radioisotopic heat source. United States.
Sayell, E.H. Tue . "Radioisotopic heat source". United States.
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