Accession Number : ADD006449

Title :   Offset Liquid Metal Storage Method and Means,

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hatch,Burton D

Report Date : 18 Sep 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An offset or asymmetrical self-contained liquid metal current collector for acyclic or homopolar electrical generators or motors is provided which includes a narrow annular volume on one side and a wide annular volume on the other side of the collector disc. Selectively positioned circular troughs effectively communicate with each other so that the liquid metal is trapped and retained when the rotating speed of the disc is too low to centrifugally maintain the liquid metal at the outer periphery of the disc. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electric generators, *Electric motors, *Liquid metals, *Electric current, Superconductors, Eutectics, Collection, Disks, Rotors, Stators, Brushes

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE