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Title: THE SNAP II POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM TOPICAL REPORT NO. 14. MERCURY MATERIALS EVALUATION AND SELECTION

Abstract

SNAP II is the designation for a 3 kw nuclear auxiliary power unit to be used in a satellite vehicle. The SNAP II System consists of a reactor heat source, a boiler, a Hg Rankine engine, an alternator, and a condenser. The corrosion and subsequent mass transfer resulting from the use of Hg as the thermodynamic wo:king fluid are important considerations in the selection of materials for the SNAP II System. Consequently, corrosion and mass transfer behavior were under study for the past three years. Recent results of this study are presented and the corrosion mechanisms involved are discussed. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
TAPCO. Div. of Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Inc., Cleveland
OSTI Identifier:
4775806
Report Number(s):
NAA-SR-6306; ER-4461
NSA Number:
NSA-16-032079
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-GEN-8, SUBCONTRACT N843FS-101221
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; BOILERS; CAPACITORS; CORROSION; DIFFUSION; ELECTRIC CONDENSERS; GENERATORS; HEATING; LIQUID METALS; MERCURY; POWER; REACTION KINETICS; REACTORS; SATELLITES; SPACE; THERMODYNAMICS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Nejedlik, J F. THE SNAP II POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM TOPICAL REPORT NO. 14. MERCURY MATERIALS EVALUATION AND SELECTION. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/4775806.
Nejedlik, J F. THE SNAP II POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM TOPICAL REPORT NO. 14. MERCURY MATERIALS EVALUATION AND SELECTION. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/4775806
Nejedlik, J F. Mon . "THE SNAP II POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM TOPICAL REPORT NO. 14. MERCURY MATERIALS EVALUATION AND SELECTION". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/4775806. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4775806.
@article{osti_4775806,
title = {THE SNAP II POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM TOPICAL REPORT NO. 14. MERCURY MATERIALS EVALUATION AND SELECTION},
author = {Nejedlik, J F},
abstractNote = {SNAP II is the designation for a 3 kw nuclear auxiliary power unit to be used in a satellite vehicle. The SNAP II System consists of a reactor heat source, a boiler, a Hg Rankine engine, an alternator, and a condenser. The corrosion and subsequent mass transfer resulting from the use of Hg as the thermodynamic wo:king fluid are important considerations in the selection of materials for the SNAP II System. Consequently, corrosion and mass transfer behavior were under study for the past three years. Recent results of this study are presented and the corrosion mechanisms involved are discussed. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4775806},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/4775806}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {4}
}