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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2004|
- Nuclear battery
- Special reactor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics