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Title: Thermionic Converter Temperature Controller

Abstract

A method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a thermionic reactor over a wide range of operating power, including a thermionic reactor having a plurality of integral cesium reservoirs, a honeycomb material disposed about the reactor which has a plurality of separated cavities, a solid sheath disposed about the honeycomb material and having an opening therein communicating with the honeycomb material and cavities thereof, and a shell disposed about the sheath for creating a coolant annulus therewith so that the coolant in the annulus may fill the cavities and permit nucleate boiling during the operation of the reactor.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bettis Atomic Power Lab., West Mifflin, PA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
784468
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A9382203
Application Number:
9-382,203; TRN: AH200133%%331
Assignee:
DOEGC; EDB-01:093938
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-93PN38195
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1999 Aug 23; Other Information: PBD: 23 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; CAVITIES; CESIUM; COOLANTS; NUCLEATE BOILING; THERMIONIC REACTORS; ANNULAR SPACE; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Shaner,B. J., Wolf, Joseph H., and Johnson, Robert G. R. Thermionic Converter Temperature Controller. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Shaner,B. J., Wolf, Joseph H., & Johnson, Robert G. R. Thermionic Converter Temperature Controller. United States.
Shaner,B. J., Wolf, Joseph H., and Johnson, Robert G. R. Mon . "Thermionic Converter Temperature Controller". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/784468.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a thermionic reactor over a wide range of operating power, including a thermionic reactor having a plurality of integral cesium reservoirs, a honeycomb material disposed about the reactor which has a plurality of separated cavities, a solid sheath disposed about the honeycomb material and having an opening therein communicating with the honeycomb material and cavities thereof, and a shell disposed about the sheath for creating a coolant annulus therewith so that the coolant in the annulus may fill the cavities and permit nucleate boiling during the operation of the reactor.},
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