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Title: Thermal to electricity conversion using thermal magnetic properties

Abstract

A system for the generation of Electricity from Thermal Energy using the thermal magnetic properties of a Ferromagnetic, Electrically Conductive Material (FECM) in one or more Magnetic Fields. A FECM is exposed to one or more Magnetic Fields. Thermal Energy is applied to a portion of the FECM heating the FECM above its Curie Point. The FECM, now partially paramagnetic, moves under the force of the one or more Magnetic Fields. The movement of the FECM induces an electrical current through the FECM, generating Electricity.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985232
Patent Number(s):
7705513
Application Number:
11/859,916
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02N - ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

West, Phillip B, and Svoboda, John. Thermal to electricity conversion using thermal magnetic properties. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
West, Phillip B, & Svoboda, John. Thermal to electricity conversion using thermal magnetic properties. United States.
West, Phillip B, and Svoboda, John. Tue . "Thermal to electricity conversion using thermal magnetic properties". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985232.
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abstractNote = {A system for the generation of Electricity from Thermal Energy using the thermal magnetic properties of a Ferromagnetic, Electrically Conductive Material (FECM) in one or more Magnetic Fields. A FECM is exposed to one or more Magnetic Fields. Thermal Energy is applied to a portion of the FECM heating the FECM above its Curie Point. The FECM, now partially paramagnetic, moves under the force of the one or more Magnetic Fields. The movement of the FECM induces an electrical current through the FECM, generating Electricity.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {4}
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