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Title: Alkali Metal Heat Pipe Life Issues

One approach to fission power system design uses alkali metal heat pipes for the core primary heat-transfer system. Heat pipes may also be used as radiator elements or auxiliary thermal control elements. This synopsis characterizes long-life core heat pipes. References are included where information that is more detailed can be found. Specifics shown here are for demonstration purposes and do not necessarily reflect current Nasa Project Prometheus point designs. (author)
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, Alabama, 35812 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21160757
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICAPP'04: 2004 international congress on advances in nuclear power plants, Pittsburgh, PA (United States), 13-17 Jun 2004; Other Information: Country of input: France; 61 refs; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the 2004 international congress on advances in nuclear power plants - ICAPP'04, 2338 pages.
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society - ANS, La Grange Park (United States)
Research Org:
American Nuclear Society, 555 North Kensington Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526 (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ALKALI METALS; CONTROL ELEMENTS; DESIGN; FISSION; HEAT; HEAT PIPES; HEAT TRANSFER; NASA; POWER SYSTEMS