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Title: Rotating fiber array molecular driver and molecular momentum transfer device constructed therewith

Abstract

A rotating fiber array molecular driver is disclosed which includes a magnetically suspended and rotated central hub to which is attached a plurality of elongated fibers extending radially therefrom. The hub is rotated so as to straighten and axially extend the fibers and to provide the fibers with a tip speed which exceeds the average molecular velocity of fluid molecules entering between the fibers. Molecules colliding with the sides of the rotating fibers are accelerated to the tip speed of the fiber and given a momentum having a directional orientation within a relatively narrow distribution angle at a point radially outward of the hub, which is centered and peaks at the normal to the fiber sides in the direction of fiber rotation. The rotating fiber array may be used with other like fiber arrays or with other stationary structures to form molecular momentum transfer devices such as vacuum pumps, molecular separators, molecular coaters, or molecular reactors.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (1854 San Juan, Berkeley, CA 94707)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864817
Patent Number(s):
4422822
Assignee:
Milleron, Norman (1854 San Juan, Berkeley, CA 94707) LLNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rotating; fiber; array; molecular; driver; momentum; transfer; device; constructed; therewith; disclosed; magnetically; suspended; rotated; central; hub; attached; plurality; elongated; fibers; extending; radially; therefrom; straighten; axially; extend; provide; tip; speed; exceeds; average; velocity; fluid; molecules; entering; colliding; accelerated; directional; orientation; relatively; narrow; distribution; angle; outward; centered; peaks; normal; direction; rotation; arrays; stationary; structures; form; devices; vacuum; pumps; separators; coaters; reactors; fiber array; average molecular; extending radially; relatively narrow; radially outward; transfer device; vacuum pump; momentum transfer; rotating fiber; narrow distribution; molecular driver; central hub; extending radial; array molecular; directional orientation; /415/

Citation Formats

Milleron, Norman. Rotating fiber array molecular driver and molecular momentum transfer device constructed therewith. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Milleron, Norman. Rotating fiber array molecular driver and molecular momentum transfer device constructed therewith. United States.
Milleron, Norman. Sat . "Rotating fiber array molecular driver and molecular momentum transfer device constructed therewith". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864817.
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abstractNote = {A rotating fiber array molecular driver is disclosed which includes a magnetically suspended and rotated central hub to which is attached a plurality of elongated fibers extending radially therefrom. The hub is rotated so as to straighten and axially extend the fibers and to provide the fibers with a tip speed which exceeds the average molecular velocity of fluid molecules entering between the fibers. Molecules colliding with the sides of the rotating fibers are accelerated to the tip speed of the fiber and given a momentum having a directional orientation within a relatively narrow distribution angle at a point radially outward of the hub, which is centered and peaks at the normal to the fiber sides in the direction of fiber rotation. The rotating fiber array may be used with other like fiber arrays or with other stationary structures to form molecular momentum transfer devices such as vacuum pumps, molecular separators, molecular coaters, or molecular reactors.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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