"An investigation of the neutron absorption characteristics of zirconium chloride was made to verify the reports of Chicago Development Corporation (5810 47th Ave., Riverdale, Md.) that ZrCl Blight be used as a power source for a nuclear battery. The company detected what they believed to be a beta current when the ZrCl was bombarded with neutrons from a slightly enriched uranium source. Investigation using higher powered neutron sources revealed that such a current was highly improbable and the company incorrectly interpeted the phenomena. Reports in the literature also confirmed that an electric current from the ZrCl using a low powered neutron source was not likely"--Abstract, page 2.
Eppelsheimer, Daniel S., 1909-1988
Lorey, G. Edwin
Edwards, D. R.
Webb, William H.
Materials Science and Engineering
M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
© 1964 Lonnie J. Shalton, All rights reserved.
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Shalton, Lonnie J., "Zirconium chloride nuclear battery" (1964). Masters Theses. 5612.