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Alkali Metal Heat Pipe Life IssuesOne approach to space fission power system design is predicated on the use of alkali metal heat pipes, either as radiator elements, thermal management components, or as part of the core primary heat-transfer system. This synopsis characterizes long-life core heat pipes. References are included where more detailed information can be found. Specifics shown here are for demonstrational purposes and do not necessarily reflect current Project Prometheus point designs.
Document ID
20040082321
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Reid, Robert S. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Metals and Metallic Materials
Report/Patent Number
Paper-4291
Meeting Information
2004 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAP 2004)(Pittsburgh, PA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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