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Title: Gas centrifuge with driving motor

Abstract

1. A centrifuge for separating gaseous constituents of different masses comprising a vertical tubular rotor, means for introducing a gas mixture of different masses into said rotor and means for removing at least one of the gas components from the rotor, a first bearing means supporting said rotor at one end for rotational movement, a support, a damping bearing mounted on said support, a shaft fixed to said rotor at the opposite end and mechanically connecting said rotor to said damping bearing, a cup-shaped tube of electrically conductive, non-magnetic material in coaxial relationship with said shaft, the open end of said tube extending away from said rotor and the closed end of said tube being directly secured to the adjacent end of the rotor, an annular core of magnetic material fixedly mounted on said support so as to be disposed within said tube and around said shaft, and a second annular magnetic core with coils arranged thereon to receive polyphase current to produce a rotating magnetic field traversing the circumference of said tube, fixedly mounted on said support so as to surround said tube, the size of said first annular core and said second annular core being such as tomore » permit limited radial displacement of said shaft and said tube.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Charlottesville, VA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862527
Patent Number(s):
US 3955753
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(40-1)-1779
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas; centrifuge; driving; motor; separating; gaseous; constituents; masses; comprising; vertical; tubular; rotor; means; introducing; mixture; removing; components; bearing; supporting; rotational; movement; support; damping; mounted; shaft; fixed; opposite; mechanically; connecting; cup-shaped; tube; electrically; conductive; non-magnetic; material; coaxial; relationship; extending; closed; directly; secured; adjacent; annular; core; magnetic; fixedly; disposed; coils; arranged; thereon; receive; polyphase; current; produce; rotating; field; traversing; circumference; surround; size; permit; limited; radial; displacement; rotating magnetic; rotational movement; means supporting; fixedly mounted; magnetic field; electrically conductive; gas mixture; magnetic material; magnetic core; tube extending; separating gaseous; bearing means; radial displacement; non-magnetic material; gas centrifuge; separating gas; gas components; gas component; mechanically connect; coils arranged; material fixedly; /494/

Citation Formats

Dancy, Jr., William H. Gas centrifuge with driving motor. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Dancy, Jr., William H. Gas centrifuge with driving motor. United States.
Dancy, Jr., William H. 1976. "Gas centrifuge with driving motor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862527.
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author = {Dancy, Jr., William H.},
abstractNote = {1. A centrifuge for separating gaseous constituents of different masses comprising a vertical tubular rotor, means for introducing a gas mixture of different masses into said rotor and means for removing at least one of the gas components from the rotor, a first bearing means supporting said rotor at one end for rotational movement, a support, a damping bearing mounted on said support, a shaft fixed to said rotor at the opposite end and mechanically connecting said rotor to said damping bearing, a cup-shaped tube of electrically conductive, non-magnetic material in coaxial relationship with said shaft, the open end of said tube extending away from said rotor and the closed end of said tube being directly secured to the adjacent end of the rotor, an annular core of magnetic material fixedly mounted on said support so as to be disposed within said tube and around said shaft, and a second annular magnetic core with coils arranged thereon to receive polyphase current to produce a rotating magnetic field traversing the circumference of said tube, fixedly mounted on said support so as to surround said tube, the size of said first annular core and said second annular core being such as to permit limited radial displacement of said shaft and said tube.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/862527}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}