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Title: CURRENT TRANSFER SYSTEMS

Abstract

A current transfer system is described for transferring current between a rotating member and a co-axial stationary member. The particular area of application for the invention is in connection with homopolar generators where a low voltage and high current are generated. The current tramsfer system of the invention comprises a rotor member and a co-axial stator member wherein one of the members is shaped to provide a circumferential surface concave in section and the other member is shaped to have a peripheral portion in close proximity to the surface, whereby a liquid metal can be stably supported between the two members when they are moving relative to one another to establish an electrical conducting path between the members.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4341736
Patent Number(s):
US 2753476
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-004617
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004617
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GENERATORS; LIQUIDS; METALS; MOTION; PATENT; ROTATION; SURFACES

Citation Formats

Watt, D.A. CURRENT TRANSFER SYSTEMS. United States: N. p., 1956. Web.
Watt, D.A. CURRENT TRANSFER SYSTEMS. United States.
Watt, D.A. Sun . "CURRENT TRANSFER SYSTEMS". United States.
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abstractNote = {A current transfer system is described for transferring current between a rotating member and a co-axial stationary member. The particular area of application for the invention is in connection with homopolar generators where a low voltage and high current are generated. The current tramsfer system of the invention comprises a rotor member and a co-axial stator member wherein one of the members is shaped to provide a circumferential surface concave in section and the other member is shaped to have a peripheral portion in close proximity to the surface, whereby a liquid metal can be stably supported between the two members when they are moving relative to one another to establish an electrical conducting path between the members.},
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year = {1956},
month = {7}
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