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Title: Homopolar machine for reversible energy storage and transfer systems

Abstract

A homopolar machine designed to operate as a generator and motor in reversibly storing and transferring energy between the machine and a magnetic load coil for a thermonuclear reactor is described. The machine rotor comprises hollow thin-walled cylinders or sleeves which form the basis of the system by utilizing substantially all of the rotor mass as a conductor thus making it possible to transfer substantially all the rotor kinetic energy electrically to the load coil in a highly economical and efficient manner. The rotor is divided into multiple separate cylinders or sleeves of modular design, connected in series and arranged to rotate in opposite directions but maintain the supply of current in a single direction to the machine terminals.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6156702
Patent Number(s):
US 4110648
Application Number:
TRN: 79-010146
Assignee:
Department of Energy
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 10 Jun 1975; Other Information: PAT-APPL-585,642
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; SPECIFICATIONS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; ENERGY TRANSFER; FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE; POWER SUPPLIES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY STORAGE; STORAGE; 700203* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Power Supplies, Energy Storage

Citation Formats

Stillwagon, R E. Homopolar machine for reversible energy storage and transfer systems. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Stillwagon, R E. Homopolar machine for reversible energy storage and transfer systems. United States.
Stillwagon, R E. Tue . "Homopolar machine for reversible energy storage and transfer systems". United States.
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abstractNote = {A homopolar machine designed to operate as a generator and motor in reversibly storing and transferring energy between the machine and a magnetic load coil for a thermonuclear reactor is described. The machine rotor comprises hollow thin-walled cylinders or sleeves which form the basis of the system by utilizing substantially all of the rotor mass as a conductor thus making it possible to transfer substantially all the rotor kinetic energy electrically to the load coil in a highly economical and efficient manner. The rotor is divided into multiple separate cylinders or sleeves of modular design, connected in series and arranged to rotate in opposite directions but maintain the supply of current in a single direction to the machine terminals.},
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