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Solar-Driven Liquid-Metal MHD Generator
Author and Affiliation:
Hohl, F.(Vanderbuilt University)
Lee, J. H.
Abstract: Liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power generator with solar oven as its heat source has potential to produce electric power in space and on Earth at high efficiency. Generator focuses radiation from Sun to heat driving gas that pushes liquid metal past magnetic coil. Power is extracted directly from electric currents set up in conducting liquid. Using solar energy as fuel can save considerable costs and payload weight, compared to previous systems.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1982
Document ID:
19810000266
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 81B10266
Subject Category: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number: LAR-12495
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 6; 3; P. 268
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ELECTRIC GENERATORS; LIQUID METALS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR GENERATORS; SOLAR HEATING; SOLAR RADIATION
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: NASA TM-81965(N81-27926/TB)
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