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Title: AC induction field heating of graphite foam

A magneto-energy apparatus includes an electromagnetic field source for generating a time-varying electromagnetic field. A graphite foam conductor is disposed within the electromagnetic field. The graphite foam when exposed to the time-varying electromagnetic field conducts an induced electric current, the electric current heating the graphite foam. An energy conversion device utilizes heat energy from the heated graphite foam to perform a heat energy consuming function. A device for heating a fluid and a method of converting energy are also disclosed.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1376058
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC ORNL
Patent Number(s):
9,739,501
Application Number:
14/466,532
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 22
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

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