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Title: Gas reservoir and a method to supply gas to plasma tubes

Abstract

A reservoir for storing and supplying a portion of a reservoir gas into a gas-filled tube is presented. The reservoir includes a first vessel having a thermally conductive surface, a meshed vessel having a lid, and placed inside the first vessel to form a cavity between the meshed vessel and the first vessel, at least one tray placed inside the meshed vessel to divide an inner space of the meshed vessel into a plurality of compartments, a sorbent material placed inside the plurality of compartments in the meshed vessel, a temperature control device positioned such that a first portion of the temperature control device is in physical contact with at least a portion of the thermally conductive surface, and a change in the temperature of the temperature control device changes the temperature of the sorbent material, wherein the reservoir gas is retained by the sorbent material at the storage temperature.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company, Niskayuna, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1341899
Patent Number(s):
9,557,009
Application Number:
14/072,911
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY) ARPA-E
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000298
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Stautner, Ernst Wolfgang, and Michael, Joseph Darryl. Gas reservoir and a method to supply gas to plasma tubes. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Stautner, Ernst Wolfgang, & Michael, Joseph Darryl. Gas reservoir and a method to supply gas to plasma tubes. United States.
Stautner, Ernst Wolfgang, and Michael, Joseph Darryl. Tue . "Gas reservoir and a method to supply gas to plasma tubes". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341899.
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