Accession Number : AD0699661

Title :   PLASMA PHYSICS AND PROBLEMS OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF ENERGY,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Millionshchikov,M. D.

Report Date : 02 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Progress being made in creating magnetohydrodynamic generators in the Soviet Union is described. The article opens with a general discussion of the problems encountered in transforming the energy contained in chemical fuels into electrical energy. Efforts to overcome these problems have led to magnetohydromagnetic generators in which current is caused to flow in liquid, gas (plasma), or gas-liquid conductors moving through a magnetic field. Implementation of this principle has become possible in recent years due to development of good liquid and gas conductors, new heat-resistant materials, high temperature technology, the technology of superstrong magnetic fields, and large superconducting magnetic systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, USSR), PLASMAS(PHYSICS), REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE