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Title: Gas-controlled dynamic vacuum insulation with gas gate

Abstract

Disclosed is a dynamic vacuum insulation comprising sidewalls enclosing an evacuated chamber and gas control means for releasing hydrogen gas into a chamber to increase gas molecule conduction of heat across the chamber and retrieving hydrogen gas from the chamber. The gas control means includes a metal hydride that absorbs and retains hydrogen gas at cooler temperatures and releases hydrogen gas at hotter temperatures; a hydride heating means for selectively heating the metal hydride to temperatures high enough to release hydrogen gas from the metal hydride; and gate means positioned between the metal hydride and the chamber for selectively allowing hydrogen to flow or not to flow between said metal hydride and said chamber.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Golden, CO
  2. Denver, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
OSTI Identifier:
869338
Patent Number(s):
5318108
Application Number:
07/960,885
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas-controlled; dynamic; vacuum; insulation; gas; gate; disclosed; comprising; sidewalls; enclosing; evacuated; chamber; control; means; releasing; hydrogen; increase; molecule; conduction; heat; retrieving; metal; hydride; absorbs; retains; cooler; temperatures; releases; hotter; heating; selectively; release; positioned; allowing; flow; releasing hydrogen; dynamic vacuum; means positioned; gas gate; vacuum insulation; heating means; hydrogen gas; metal hydride; control means; evacuated chamber; gas control; /165/52/

Citation Formats

Benson, David K, and Potter, Thomas F. Gas-controlled dynamic vacuum insulation with gas gate. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Benson, David K, & Potter, Thomas F. Gas-controlled dynamic vacuum insulation with gas gate. United States.
Benson, David K, and Potter, Thomas F. Tue . "Gas-controlled dynamic vacuum insulation with gas gate". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869338.
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title = {Gas-controlled dynamic vacuum insulation with gas gate},
author = {Benson, David K and Potter, Thomas F},
abstractNote = {Disclosed is a dynamic vacuum insulation comprising sidewalls enclosing an evacuated chamber and gas control means for releasing hydrogen gas into a chamber to increase gas molecule conduction of heat across the chamber and retrieving hydrogen gas from the chamber. The gas control means includes a metal hydride that absorbs and retains hydrogen gas at cooler temperatures and releases hydrogen gas at hotter temperatures; a hydride heating means for selectively heating the metal hydride to temperatures high enough to release hydrogen gas from the metal hydride; and gate means positioned between the metal hydride and the chamber for selectively allowing hydrogen to flow or not to flow between said metal hydride and said chamber.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {6}
}

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