Skip Navigation
Depleted UF6 Logo (Go to Home Page)

DU UsesDU Uses R&D
 Business Case for R&D on Beneficial Uses of DU
 Repository Applications
 Radiation Shielding
 Catalysts for Destruction of Air Pollutants
 Uranium Oxide Semiconductors
 By-products from DU Storage
 Other Activities
DUF6 Guide DU Uses DUF6 Management and Uses DUF6 Conversion EIS Documents  News FAQs Internet Resources Glossary

Previous Slide Next Slide  Table of Contents

High-Value: Energy Uses - Basis for Use

DUO2 battery test cell at U. Kentucky
DUO2 battery test cell at U. Kentucky
  • Basis for use
    • Capable of sustaining high temperatures
    • Electronic properties hold promise for more efficient systems based on literature and limited experiments
      • Battery
        • Higher voltage, more electrons than Pb, Li
        • DUO2 less expensive than traditional battery materials such as Li
      • Fuel Cell: DUO2 has same crystal structure as conventional membranes
      • Hydrogen production: DUO2 electrodes are not degraded during photo-electrolysis