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Title: Thermionic energy converters

Abstract

A thermionic device for converting nuclear energy into electrical energy comprising a tubular anode spaced from and surrounding a cylindrical cathode, the cathode having an outer emitting surface of ruthenium, and nuclear fuel on the inner cylindrical surface. The nuclear fuel is a ceramic composition of fissionable material in a metal matrix. An axial void is provided to collect and contain fission product gases.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Timonium, MD)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862899
Patent Number(s):
US 4040903
Application Number:
05/502,420
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AF29(601)-6750
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
thermionic; energy; converters; device; converting; nuclear; electrical; comprising; tubular; anode; spaced; surrounding; cylindrical; cathode; outer; emitting; surface; ruthenium; fuel; inner; ceramic; composition; fissionable; material; metal; matrix; axial; void; provided; collect; contain; fission; product; gases; energy converter; cylindrical surface; product gases; fission product; metal matrix; product gas; ceramic composition; electrical energy; nuclear fuel; fissionable material; inner cylindrical; thermionic device; nuclear energy; tubular anode; emitting surface; node space; anode space; cylindrical cathode; /376/310/976/

Citation Formats

Monroe, Jr., James E. Thermionic energy converters. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Monroe, Jr., James E. Thermionic energy converters. United States.
Monroe, Jr., James E. Tue . "Thermionic energy converters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862899.
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abstractNote = {A thermionic device for converting nuclear energy into electrical energy comprising a tubular anode spaced from and surrounding a cylindrical cathode, the cathode having an outer emitting surface of ruthenium, and nuclear fuel on the inner cylindrical surface. The nuclear fuel is a ceramic composition of fissionable material in a metal matrix. An axial void is provided to collect and contain fission product gases.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {8}
}

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