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Title: Thermoacoustic enhancements for nuclear fuel rods and other high temperature applications

A nuclear thermoacoustic device includes a housing defining an interior chamber and a portion of nuclear fuel disposed in the interior chamber. A stack is disposed in the interior chamber and has a hot end and a cold end. The stack is spaced from the portion of nuclear fuel with the hot end directed toward the portion of nuclear fuel. The stack and portion of nuclear fuel are positioned such that an acoustic standing wave is produced in the interior chamber. A frequency of the acoustic standing wave depends on a temperature in the interior chamber.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1356207
Assignee:
The Penn State Research Foundation INL
Patent Number(s):
9,646,723
Application Number:
13/968,936
Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 16
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING

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