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Title: Magnetohydrodynamic generator electrode

Abstract

An improved electrode for use as a current collector in the channel of a magnetohydrodynamid (MHD) generator utilizes an elongated monolithic cap of dense refractory material compliantly mounted to the MHD channel frame for collecting the current. The cap has a central longitudinal channel which contains a first layer of porous refractory ceramic as a high-temperature current leadout from the cap and a second layer of resilient wire mesh in contact with the first layer as a low-temperature current leadout between the first layer and the frame. Also described is a monolithic ceramic insulator compliantly mounted to the frame parallel to the electrode by a plurality of flexible metal strips.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Orland Park, IL
  3. Park Forest, IL
  4. Berkeley, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
863291
Patent Number(s):
4140931
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
magnetohydrodynamic; generator; electrode; improved; current; collector; channel; magnetohydrodynamid; mhd; utilizes; elongated; monolithic; cap; dense; refractory; material; compliantly; mounted; frame; collecting; central; longitudinal; contains; layer; porous; ceramic; high-temperature; leadout; resilient; wire; mesh; contact; low-temperature; described; insulator; parallel; plurality; flexible; metal; strips; ceramic insulator; flexible metal; magnetohydrodynamic generator; refractory material; current collector; wire mesh; current lead; refractory ceramic; metal strips; metal strip; temperature current; monolithic ceramic; mhd channel; improved electrode; porous refractory; dense refractory; generator utilizes; /310/

Citation Formats

Marchant, David D, Killpatrick, Don H, Herman, Harold, and Kuczen, Kenneth D. Magnetohydrodynamic generator electrode. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Marchant, David D, Killpatrick, Don H, Herman, Harold, & Kuczen, Kenneth D. Magnetohydrodynamic generator electrode. United States.
Marchant, David D, Killpatrick, Don H, Herman, Harold, and Kuczen, Kenneth D. Mon . "Magnetohydrodynamic generator electrode". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863291.
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abstractNote = {An improved electrode for use as a current collector in the channel of a magnetohydrodynamid (MHD) generator utilizes an elongated monolithic cap of dense refractory material compliantly mounted to the MHD channel frame for collecting the current. The cap has a central longitudinal channel which contains a first layer of porous refractory ceramic as a high-temperature current leadout from the cap and a second layer of resilient wire mesh in contact with the first layer as a low-temperature current leadout between the first layer and the frame. Also described is a monolithic ceramic insulator compliantly mounted to the frame parallel to the electrode by a plurality of flexible metal strips.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
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