Advances in high temperature components for AMTEC (alkali metal thermal-to-electric converter) [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Defense, 1991.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 6 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Department of Defense and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Long lifetimes are required for AMTEC (or sodium heat engine) components for aerospace and terrestrial applications, and the high heat input temperature as well as the alkali metal liquid and vapor environment places unusual demands on the materials used to construct AMTEC devices. In addition, it is important to maximize device efficiency and power density, while maintaining a long life capability. In addition to the electrode, which must provide both efficient electrode kinetics, transport of the alkali metal, and low electrical resistance, other high temperature components of the cell face equally demanding requirements. The beta″ alumina solid electrolyte (BASE), the seal between the BASE ceramic and its metallic transition to the hot alkali metal (liquid or vapor) source, and metallic components of the device are exposed to hot liquid alkali metal. Modification of AMTEC components may also be useful in optimizing the device for particular operating conditions. In particular, a potassium AMTEC may be expected to operate more efficiently at lower temperatures.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:conf-910801--26
- Published through SciTech Connect.
IECEC `91: 26th intersociety energy conversion engineering conference,Boston, MA (United States),3-9 Aug 1991.
Williams, R.M.; Jeffries-Nakamura, B.; Underwood, M.L.; Ryan, M.A.; Kikkert, S.; O`Connor, D.
Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States)
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