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dc.contributor.advisorPinhero, Patrick Josepheng
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Mistyeng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 18, 2013).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Patrick Pinheroeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri-Columbia 2013.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Chemical engineering.eng
dc.description"May 2013"eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Betavoltaic batteries have been around for quite some time but have yet to be manufactured with enough efficiency to safely produce an equivalent battery to current low power batteries. A betavoltaic battery produced with tritium has the potential to produce a battery with a life of around 12 years. Lithium can be easily intercalated into highly-oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). The trapped lithium can then be neutronirradiated to form tritium. This would produce a HOPG structure with tritium infused throughout. Understanding the lithium-intercalated HOPG structure is important to determining what might happen upon irradiation. Different methods of analysis were used for characterizing the lithium intercalated HOPG. Auger electron spectroscopy was used to determine if lithium was present. X-ray diffraction determined the spacing between the graphene planes. Although scanning electron microscopy proved inconclusive, transmission electron microscopy and diffraction provide valuable information about the lattice.eng
dc.format.extentix, 61 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/38596
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the University of Missouri - Columbia.eng
dc.sourceSubmitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate Schooleng
dc.subjectbetavoltaic batteryeng
dc.subjecttritiumeng
dc.subjectbattery lifeeng
dc.subjecthighly-oriented pyrolytic graphiteeng
dc.titleCharacterization of lithium-intercalated graphite for use in betavoltaic batterieseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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