242mAm fueled nuclear battery

Yigal Ronen, Amir Hatav, Nir Hazenshprung

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A nuclear battery based on the direct energy conversion of the fission products is presented. Such energy conversion is possible by using a nuclear reactor with ultra-thin fuel elements of 0.2μm of 242mAm. The amount of nuclear fuel is 376g and the dimensions of the battery are 2.4×2.4×2.4 m3 (including the vacuum spacing), with a BeO moderator and Be electrodes. The total power of the reactor is 10.6MW and the electrical power is 0.652MW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-644
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2004


  • Am
  • Nuclear battery
  • Special reactor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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