Accession Number : AD0250673

Title :   INVESTIGATIONS ON THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF NUCLEAR FISSION ENERGY TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN PLASMA DIODE

Corporate Author : GENERAL MOTORS CORP DETROIT MI

Report Date : 31 DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL STUDIES WERE CARRIED OUT ON THE FISSION FRAGMENT, NOBLE GAS PLASMA DIODE FOR DIRECT CONVERSION OF NUCLEAR ENERGY TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY. ELECTRON EMISSIVITY WAS MEASURED IN CONNECTION WITH MATERIAL RESEARCH ON URANIUM BEARING CATHODES. SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS OF CESIUM PLASMAS WERE CARRIED OUT YIELDING DATA ON ELECTRON TEMPERATURES AND ION NUMBER DENSITIES. PRELIMINARY MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE ON A PULSED NOBLE GAS PLASMA DIODE

Descriptors :   *CESIUM ELECTRON TUBES, *DIODES, *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *FISSION, *NUCLEAR ENERGY, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CATHODES, CESIUM, ELECTRONS, ENERGY, FISSION PRODUCTS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE