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Materials compatibility issues related to thermal energy storage for a space solar dynamic power systemAttention is given to results obtained to date in developmental investigations of a thermal energy storage (TES) system for the projected NASA Space Station's solar dynamic power system; these tests have concentrated on issues related to materials compatibility for phase change materials (PCMs) and their containment vessels' materials. The five PCMs tested have melting temperatures that correspond to the operating temperatures of either the Brayton or Rankine heat engines, which were independently chosen for their high energy densities.
Faget, N. M. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
August 13, 2013
January 1, 1986
Energy Production And Conversion
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