|Author||Salmi, E. W.|
|Source||United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information|
|Subject Keyword||PHYSICS ♦ CESIUM ♦ CONVERSION ♦ ELECTRICITY ♦ NUMERICALS ♦ PLASMA ♦ POWER ♦ RESEARCH REACTORS ♦ RODS ♦ TESTING ♦ THERMIONICS ♦ NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems|
|Abstract||The use of cesium plasma for electric power generation is examined theoretically, and the calculations result in a current of 50 amp/cm/sup 2/, a voltage of 1.7 volts, and a power output of 80 watts/cm/sup 2/ for a cesium vapor pressure of 0.1 mm Hg at 2500/sup o/K. The plasma thermocouple experimental program and results in this field are described briefly; a triple-cell experimental rod was developed for testing in a reactor and consists of three cells stacked in series. A possible modification of this rod for use in mass quantity in a water tank reactor and future applications of thermionic conventers are discussed: (D.L.C.)|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Department||Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N. Mex.|
|Journal||Journal of the Electrochemical Society|
|Organization||Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N. Mex.|
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