ERIC Number: ED107521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: N/A
Direct Conversion of Energy.
Corliss, William R.
This publication is one of a series of information booklets for the general public published by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Direct energy conversion involves energy transformation without moving parts. The concepts of direct and dynamic energy conversion plus the laws governing energy conversion are investigated. Among the topics discussed are: Thermoelectricity; Thermionic Conversion; Magnetohydrodynamic Conversion; Chemical Batteries; The Fuel Cell; Solar Cells; Nuclear Batteries; Ferroelectric Conversion and Thermomagnetic Conversion. Five problems related to the reading material are included. A list of suggested references concludes this report. A complete set of these booklets may be obtained by school and public libraries without charge. (BT)
Descriptors: Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Nuclear Physics, Physics, Scientific Research, Thermodynamics
USAEC Technical Information Center, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (cost to the general public for 1-4 copies, $0.25 ea., 5-99, $0.20 ea., 100 or more, $0.15 ea.)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC. Office of Information Services.