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Title: Heat pipe wick with structural enhancement

Abstract

Heat pipe wick structure wherein a stout sheet of perforated material overlays a high performance wick material such as stainless steel felt affixed to a substrate. The inventive structure provides a good flow path for working fluid while maintaining durability and structural stability independent of the structure (or lack of structure) associated with the wick material. In one described embodiment, a wick of randomly laid .about.8 micron thickness stainless steel fibers is sintered to a metal substrate and a perforated metal overlay.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174582
Patent Number(s):
6,648,063
Application Number:
09/547,966
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-96AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Andraka, Charles E., Adkins, Douglas R., Moreno, James B., Rawlinson, K. Scott, Showalter, Steven K., and Moss, Timothy A. Heat pipe wick with structural enhancement. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Andraka, Charles E., Adkins, Douglas R., Moreno, James B., Rawlinson, K. Scott, Showalter, Steven K., & Moss, Timothy A. Heat pipe wick with structural enhancement. United States.
Andraka, Charles E., Adkins, Douglas R., Moreno, James B., Rawlinson, K. Scott, Showalter, Steven K., and Moss, Timothy A. Tue . "Heat pipe wick with structural enhancement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174582.
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title = {Heat pipe wick with structural enhancement},
author = {Andraka, Charles E. and Adkins, Douglas R. and Moreno, James B. and Rawlinson, K. Scott and Showalter, Steven K. and Moss, Timothy A.},
abstractNote = {Heat pipe wick structure wherein a stout sheet of perforated material overlays a high performance wick material such as stainless steel felt affixed to a substrate. The inventive structure provides a good flow path for working fluid while maintaining durability and structural stability independent of the structure (or lack of structure) associated with the wick material. In one described embodiment, a wick of randomly laid .about.8 micron thickness stainless steel fibers is sintered to a metal substrate and a perforated metal overlay.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {11}
}

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