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Title: Entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity

Abstract

The disclosure is directed to an entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity for vertical distances in the order of 3 to 7 meters and more. A return conduit into which an inert gas is introduced is used to lower the specific density of the working fluid so that it may be returned a greater vertical distance from condenser to evaporator.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
864257
Patent Number(s):
4336837
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
entirely; passive; heat; pipe; apparatus; capable; operating; gravity; disclosure; directed; vertical; distances; meters; return; conduit; inert; gas; introduced; specific; density; fluid; returned; distance; condenser; evaporator; passive heat; return conduit; heat pipe; inert gas; apparatus capable; entirely passive; pipe apparatus; /165/126/

Citation Formats

Koenig, Daniel R. Entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Koenig, Daniel R. Entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity. United States.
Koenig, Daniel R. Fri . "Entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864257.
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abstractNote = {The disclosure is directed to an entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity for vertical distances in the order of 3 to 7 meters and more. A return conduit into which an inert gas is introduced is used to lower the specific density of the working fluid so that it may be returned a greater vertical distance from condenser to evaporator.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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