Amtech Thermonuclear Converter

By: Daniel Nase

The AMTECH Thermonuclear Converter uses radiation from a nuclear source to heat liquid sodium and generate a potential across a composite ceramic doped with metal ions. This converts radiation from nuclear isotopes into electrical energy that is used to power the world's deep space satellites. The prototype and two successive designs to increase the AMTECH's efficiency where created by Daniel Nase at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in July of 1997. Successive designs were drafted, which recycle the waste radiation that escaped from the first layer of the device. The initial device was only 40% efficient. However, the third device boosted efficiency to 75%. Since there are no moving parts in the AMTECH and the nuclear material has a very long decay rate, the AMTECH is expected to power deep space satellites for more than 600 years.

Reference: NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Daniel Nase
Serial Entrepreneur, Writer, Inventor

Daniel Nase is the Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate Pros in beautiful Southern California and the former CEO and Managing Director of Infinity Group. Infinity Group consisted of Infinity Financial Services, Infinity Productions, Infinity Home Improvement, Infinity Home Mortgages, Nase Consulting, Sunrise Charity Foundation, and the Wealth Building Foundation. Daniel has built and designed numerous companies and hired, trained and managed literally thousands of contactors and employees.

At age 15 Daniel attended Pacific Lutheran University in the Advance College Program and spent a lot of his time reading graduate papers in the university’s library. Many of his instructors and mentors were amazed with his ability to think outside the box in business, medicine, mathematics, chemistry and physics. Daniel started working on advanced calculus, Riemann equations and theoretical physics while he was attending Washington High School. He also participated in Air Force JROTC and earned a private pilots license through Clover Park Technical College.

Daniel joined the military at age 16 with parent permission and worked as an Apache / Chinook Helicopter Mechanic for several years before being recommended for an elite officer program in the Nuclear Field.

For three years he was engaged in the Navy’s rigorous training program in Advanced Electronics and Nuclear Physics in Orlando Florida. He graduated at the top of his class and spent 9 months in the Mediterranean before being honorably discharged.

Daniel was promoted faster than any other manager in history at Primerica for his strong work ethics and strategic planning ability and was regarded by his direct managers as a Senior Vice President in Training for consistently recruiting and training 300 new contractors per month. Daniel Nase is also an expert negotiator and built multiple strategic alliances with large companies including All Fund Mortgage and USA Holdings – Fixed Division as an EVP.

Daniel designed and built the AMTECH Thermonuclear Converter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in July of 1997. This nuclear device provides electricity to deep space satellites and was created during the Pathfinder Mission. He also worked on X-ray tubes, electroplating, making silicon carbide crystals, electronic drafting, and generating 3D images in Silicon using two scanning lasers. He earned this prestigious summer internship through the MSEP program with Scott Minnix at the University of Washington and Linda Rodgers at NASA.

In 1997 and 1998 Daniel helped build a mainframe computer from scratch as part of the Work Study Program. He also learned basic AutoCAD and networked all of the computers in the University’s four-story Astrophysics building. After he built the mainframe, Daniel ran tests and recorded events in the University of Washington’s fusion reactor and also worked on the RAM Accelerator.

Daniel took a non-executive role in Infinity Group to work as an Installation / Retrofit Engineer III for several years in the semiconductor industry. This is were he applied his training in the military by doing work in network engineering, applications engineering, robotics, UV optics, pneumatics and advanced electronics troubleshooting for KLA-Tencor Corp. He was responsible for installing and aligning Starlight and Lightning series reticle inspection systems throughout the world. This gave him the opportunity to improve his speaking ability in German, Japanese and French.

Daniel is a very talented Strategic Planner and possesses a unique gift for Corporate Finance and solving complex business problems. Daniel Nase actively performed as a Business Consultant with Nase Consulting in a wide array of industries over the last five years with focuses mainly on Project Management, Human Resources and Corporate Finance. Mainly, he assisted his mentors with PhD’s because he hadn’t earned his MBA yet. Daniel Nase was also trained as a tax planner, stock broker and financial advisor at American Express. He realized that direct sales was not his passion and decided to take a different career path as a Project Manager, HR Manager or Executive with a great company.

Recently, Daniel worked as the Managing Director in Training for K Group, he assisted the current Managing Director with overseeing global operations in the US, China, India, and Singapore. The holdings of K Group included two universities, an enterprise software / IT company, a textbook publisher, a movie productions company and a non-profit association for international businesses.

Daniel would best be described as a very creative, visionary leader. He is loyal, organized, self-motivated and is both highly capable of leading, managing and implementing large projects as he is able to pay attention to details and develop highly effective business strategies in Marketing, Operations, Finance, and R&D.

Daniel Nase
Email: daniel.nase@gmail.com

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