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Title: Method of foaming a liquid metal

Abstract

The addition of a small quantity of barium to liquid metal NaK or sodium has been found to promote foam formation and improve bubble retention in the liquid metal. A stable liquid metal foam will provide a more homogeneous liquid metal flow through the channel of a two-phase liquid metal MHD power generator to improve operating efficiency.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Western Springs, IL)
  2. (Elk Groove Village, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
863487
Patent Number(s):
4183744
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; foaming; liquid; metal; addition; quantity; barium; nak; sodium; found; promote; foam; formation; improve; bubble; retention; stable; provide; homogeneous; flow; channel; two-phase; mhd; power; generator; operating; efficiency; phase liquid; operating efficiency; metal foam; metal flow; liquid metal; power generator; two-phase liquid; stable liquid; mhd power; metal mhd; homogeneous liquid; /75/252/420/

Citation Formats

Fischer, Albert K., and Johnson, Carl E. Method of foaming a liquid metal. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Fischer, Albert K., & Johnson, Carl E. Method of foaming a liquid metal. United States.
Fischer, Albert K., and Johnson, Carl E. Tue . "Method of foaming a liquid metal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863487.
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title = {Method of foaming a liquid metal},
author = {Fischer, Albert K. and Johnson, Carl E.},
abstractNote = {The addition of a small quantity of barium to liquid metal NaK or sodium has been found to promote foam formation and improve bubble retention in the liquid metal. A stable liquid metal foam will provide a more homogeneous liquid metal flow through the channel of a two-phase liquid metal MHD power generator to improve operating efficiency.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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