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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR AND THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR

Abstract

The patent relates to the direct conversion of fission heat to electricity by use of thermionic plasma diodes having fissionable material cathodes, said diodes arranged to form a critical mass in a nuclear reactor. The patent describes a fuel element comprising a plurality of diodes each having a fissionable material cathode, an anode around said cathode, and an ionizable gas therebetween. Provision is made for flowing the gas and current serially through the diodes. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4129237
Patent Number(s):
3113091
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-18-006482
NSA Number:
NSA-18-006482
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ANODES; CATHODES; CIRCUITS; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; CRITICALITY; CURRENTS; DIODES; ELECTRICITY; ELECTRON TUBES; FISSION; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; GAS FLOW; GASES; IONIZATION; MASS; PATENT; PLANNING; PLASMA; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CORE; THERMODYNAMICS

Citation Formats

Rasor, N.S., and Hirsch, R.L. NUCLEAR REACTOR AND THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Rasor, N.S., & Hirsch, R.L. NUCLEAR REACTOR AND THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR. United States.
Rasor, N.S., and Hirsch, R.L. Sun . "NUCLEAR REACTOR AND THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR". United States.
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title = {NUCLEAR REACTOR AND THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR},
author = {Rasor, N.S. and Hirsch, R.L.},
abstractNote = {The patent relates to the direct conversion of fission heat to electricity by use of thermionic plasma diodes having fissionable material cathodes, said diodes arranged to form a critical mass in a nuclear reactor. The patent describes a fuel element comprising a plurality of diodes each having a fissionable material cathode, an anode around said cathode, and an ionizable gas therebetween. Provision is made for flowing the gas and current serially through the diodes. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {12}
}