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Title: Double opposite-end tubesheet design for a thermovoltaic energy converter

Abstract

A method and apparatus for the direct conversion of energy by thermovoltaic energy conversion having first and second tubesheets, at least one photon emitter plate secured to and extending from the first tubesheet, at least one cold plate secured to and extending from the second tubesheet, a plurality of thermovoltaic cells disposed along oppositely disposed exterior surfaces of the cold plate, and means cooperating with the tubesheet for maintaining a vacuum between the photon emitter plate and the cold plate.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Scotia, NY
  2. Clifton Park, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab. (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872958
Patent Number(s):
6051777
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02S - GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
double; opposite-end; tubesheet; design; thermovoltaic; energy; converter; method; apparatus; direct; conversion; tubesheets; photon; emitter; plate; secured; extending; cold; plurality; cells; disposed; oppositely; exterior; surfaces; means; cooperating; maintaining; vacuum; oppositely disposed; cells disposed; energy converter; exterior surfaces; energy conversion; exterior surface; thermovoltaic energy; cold plate; direct conversion; thermovoltaic cell; /136/

Citation Formats

Ashcroft, John M, Campbell, Brian C, and Depoy, David M. Double opposite-end tubesheet design for a thermovoltaic energy converter. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Ashcroft, John M, Campbell, Brian C, & Depoy, David M. Double opposite-end tubesheet design for a thermovoltaic energy converter. United States.
Ashcroft, John M, Campbell, Brian C, and Depoy, David M. Sat . "Double opposite-end tubesheet design for a thermovoltaic energy converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872958.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for the direct conversion of energy by thermovoltaic energy conversion having first and second tubesheets, at least one photon emitter plate secured to and extending from the first tubesheet, at least one cold plate secured to and extending from the second tubesheet, a plurality of thermovoltaic cells disposed along oppositely disposed exterior surfaces of the cold plate, and means cooperating with the tubesheet for maintaining a vacuum between the photon emitter plate and the cold plate.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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