Capillary-Pumped Passive Reactor Concept for Space Nuclear Power [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2008. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Additional Creators:
- Pennsylvania State University, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- To develop the passively-cooled space reactor concept using the capillary-induced lithium flow, since molten lithium possesses a very favorable surface tension characteristic. In space where the gravitational field is minimal, the gravity-assisted natural convection cooling is not effective nor an option for reactor heat removal, the capillary induced cooling becomes an attractive means of providing reactor cooling.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 05/30/2008., "doe/id/14590", and Dr. Thomas G. Hughes; Dr. Thomas F. Lin; Christopher G. Miller.
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- Final; 07/07/2004 - 12/31/2007
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