Accession Number : AD0703170

Title :   PLASMA THERMAL EMISSION ENERGY CONVERSION,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Stakhanov,I. P. ; Stepanov,A. S. ; Pashchenko,V. P. ; Guskov,Yu. K.

Report Date : 09 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 423

Abstract : The problem of obtaining electrical energy directly, without use of machines with moving parts, has now obtained practical value. The development of direct conversion will essentially influence power engineering in the near future. Atomic power engineering assumes the creation of reactors-generators in which electric energy is produced in the actual reactor, without turbines and generators of electric current. The offered monograph is dedicated to physics of low-temperature plasma utilized in plasma thermoemission energy converters. A classification of various operating conditions of a converter and transport theory for a 3-component plasma (electrons, ions, atoms) are given. Volt-ampere characteristics and distribution of density, temperature and the electrical field between electrodes are investigated in different conditions. A method of experimental investigations is expounded. Results of calculation are compared with experiments. The influence of different impurities on work of a cesium thermoemission converter is investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, NUCLEAR REACTORS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, GAS IONIZATION, CESIUM, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE