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Title: Contra-rotating homopolar motor-generator for energy storage and return

Abstract

An apparatus for receiving electrical energy in amounts of the order of hundreds of megajoules, converting the electrical energy to mechanical energy for storage, and delivering the stored energy as electrical energy in times of the order of a second comprises a sequence of stacked electrically conducting cylindrical shells having a common axis. The conducting shells are free to rotate and are separated by stationary insulating cylindrical shells. Adjacent conducting shells are connected electrically by brushes at the edges and a radial magnetic field is caused to pass through the conductors. The apparatus permits the reversal in a plasma heating coil of electric currents of amplitudes up to 100,000 amperes in a time of the order of a second.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Palos Heights, IL
  2. Downers Grove, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863065
Patent Number(s):
4086506
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
contra-rotating; homopolar; motor-generator; energy; storage; return; apparatus; receiving; electrical; amounts; hundreds; megajoules; converting; mechanical; delivering; stored; times; comprises; sequence; stacked; electrically; conducting; cylindrical; shells; common; axis; free; rotate; separated; stationary; insulating; adjacent; connected; brushes; edges; radial; magnetic; field; caused; pass; conductors; permits; reversal; plasma; heating; coil; electric; currents; amplitudes; 100; 000; amperes; time; cylindrical shell; apparatus permits; electric current; electrical energy; energy storage; magnetic field; electrically conducting; stored energy; mechanical energy; common axis; connected electrically; plasma heating; receiving electrical; heating coil; homopolar motor; /310/74/

Citation Formats

Kustom, Robert L, and Wehrle, Robert B. Contra-rotating homopolar motor-generator for energy storage and return. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Kustom, Robert L, & Wehrle, Robert B. Contra-rotating homopolar motor-generator for energy storage and return. United States.
Kustom, Robert L, and Wehrle, Robert B. Sun . "Contra-rotating homopolar motor-generator for energy storage and return". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863065.
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author = {Kustom, Robert L and Wehrle, Robert B},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for receiving electrical energy in amounts of the order of hundreds of megajoules, converting the electrical energy to mechanical energy for storage, and delivering the stored energy as electrical energy in times of the order of a second comprises a sequence of stacked electrically conducting cylindrical shells having a common axis. The conducting shells are free to rotate and are separated by stationary insulating cylindrical shells. Adjacent conducting shells are connected electrically by brushes at the edges and a radial magnetic field is caused to pass through the conductors. The apparatus permits the reversal in a plasma heating coil of electric currents of amplitudes up to 100,000 amperes in a time of the order of a second.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
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