Accession Number : ADD007819

Title :   Uranium-Excimer Nuclear Reactor Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Thomas G

Report Date : 03 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A Uranium-Excimer Nuclear Reactor Laser comprises of a gaseous mixture of uranium plus another metal to form excimers in the mixture. The laser cavity is so constructed that the resulting concentration of uranium forms a gas core critical reactor. When the cavity is made critical, and fission occurs in the uranium-metal mixture, the fission fragment energy is stored in the gases in the form of excimer state energy, which in turn is converted into laser photon energy. The device converts nuclear fission energy into laser energy in a direct and simple manner. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gas lasers, *Energy conversion, *Fission, Inventions, Nuclear reactors, Uranium, Metals, Gases, Laser cavities

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE