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Title: Heat pipes for use in a magnetic field

Abstract

A heat pipe configuration for use in a magnetic field environment of a fusion reactor. Heat pipes for operation in a magnetic field when liquid metal working fluids are used are optimized by flattening of the heat pipes having an unobstructed annulus which significantly reduces the adverse side region effect of the prior known cylindrically configured heat pipes. The flattened heat pipes operating in a magnetic field can remove 2--3 times the heat as a cylindrical heat pipe of the same cross sectional area.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (San Ramon, CA)
  2. (Davis, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864626
Patent Number(s):
4394344
Assignee:
Werner, Richard W. (San Ramon, CA);Hoffman, Myron A. (Davis, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; pipes; magnetic; field; pipe; configuration; environment; fusion; reactor; operation; liquid; metal; fluids; optimized; flattening; unobstructed; annulus; significantly; reduces; adverse; region; effect; prior; cylindrically; configured; flattened; operating; remove; 2-3; times; cylindrical; sectional; significantly reduce; heat pipe; magnetic field; liquid metal; fusion reactor; heat pipes; significantly reduces; /376/165/310/

Citation Formats

Werner, Richard W., and Hoffman, Myron A. Heat pipes for use in a magnetic field. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Werner, Richard W., & Hoffman, Myron A. Heat pipes for use in a magnetic field. United States.
Werner, Richard W., and Hoffman, Myron A. Sat . "Heat pipes for use in a magnetic field". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864626.
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title = {Heat pipes for use in a magnetic field},
author = {Werner, Richard W. and Hoffman, Myron A.},
abstractNote = {A heat pipe configuration for use in a magnetic field environment of a fusion reactor. Heat pipes for operation in a magnetic field when liquid metal working fluids are used are optimized by flattening of the heat pipes having an unobstructed annulus which significantly reduces the adverse side region effect of the prior known cylindrically configured heat pipes. The flattened heat pipes operating in a magnetic field can remove 2--3 times the heat as a cylindrical heat pipe of the same cross sectional area.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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