Israel Studies U.S. Method of Producing Electricity from Atomic Power

Significance for Israeli power development was seen today in the disclosure by atomic energy authorities that American scientists have found a way to produce electricity directly from atomic power. Israeli scientists are observing developments in this area.

Electric power sources have been an expensive problem to the State of Israel. The new method, tested at Los Alamos, N. M., does away with the necessity for generators, turbines, and boilers used in conventional and atomic electric plants. Electric power will be produced from a uranium carbide source.

Israel has offered the services of experts in the field of the peaceful uses of atomic energy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to an announcement here today. In addition, the announcement stated, Israel has also offered a number of free fellowships to scientists who would be sent by the UN Agency to work in Israel’s atomic energy research centers. The UN agency, which has its headquarters in Vienna, is concerned solely with peaceful uses of atomic energy.

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