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Science On Tap: Energy to explore deep space and other applications

Mar 19, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
UnQuarked Wine Room
150 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Patrick McClure
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196
Public Event

Event Description

This event is open to all ages!

Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive. For applications where solar power isn’t feasible (like in deep space where there is little light), the Laboratory has helped pioneer a new KiloPower reactor for use in remote locations. Join us for this Science On Tap event when Patrick McClure, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, will explain how the team leveraged existing technology, like heat pipes and Stirling engines, to create a versatile power source currently undergoing testing. This Simpson’s-themed work (really, they use words like “KRUSTY” and “DUFF”) is open to learners of all ages.