Particularly reliable thermoelectric microbatteriesfor generators with isotopic heat source based on Pu238


L.I.Anatychuk, B.M. Demchuk


Institute of Thermoelectricity, General PostOffice, Box 86, 58002, Ukraine.


The results of the latest advances of Institute of Thermoelectricityin the development of particularly reliable thermoelectric microbatteries forthermal generators with radioisotopic heat source are presented.

Structuresof microbatteries, their testing procedure and specific features ofthermoelectric materials specially developed for this purpose are described.

Thedata on the enhanced reliability of microbatteries based on the use of specialredundancy systems is presented. The characteristics of microbatteries aregiven.