Accession Number : AD0434574

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF NON-EQUILIBRIUM IONIZATION FOR MHD ENERGY CONVERSION.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 8, 15 Dec 63-15 Mar 64,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,B.

Report Date : 15 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This eighth quarterly reports accomplishments during the period 15 December 1963 to 15 March 1964 on a theoretical and applied research program directed toward prolonging the lifetime of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) energy converters to the range 1000 K to 2000 K. The process of interest is the use of the self-induced electric field in the MHD generator for electricaj breakdown of appropriate working fluids of interest. Work at present is directed toward the use of potassium for Rankine (vapor) cycles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, ENERGY CONVERSION), (*ENERGY CONVERSION, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), (*IONIZATION, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), ELECTRIC FIELDS, GENERATORS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, POTASSIUM, PRESSURE, ALKALI METALS, VAPORS, INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTRONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE