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Title: Plasma plume MHD power generator and method

A method is described of generating power at a situs exposed to the solar wind which comprises creating at separate sources at the situs discrete plasma plumes extending in opposed directions, providing electrical communication between the plumes at their source and interposing a desired electrical load in the said electrical communication between the plumes.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6049205
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) IMS; EDB-93-120319
Patent Number(s):
US 5234183; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-869929
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 17 Apr 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; MHD GENERATORS; DESIGN; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; PLASMA; POWER GENERATION; SOLAR WIND; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SOLAR ACTIVITY; 300101* - MHD Generators- Design & Development