Heat-pipe thermionic reactor concept

E. Storm Pedersen

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    Main components are reactor core, heat pipe, thermionic converter, secondary cooling system, and waste heat radiator; thermal power generated in reactor core is transported by heat pipes to thermionic converters located outside reactor core behind radiation shield; thermionic emitters are in direct contact with outside envelope of heat pipes and collectors are in contact with liquid metal secondary cooling system that transfers waste heat to radiator.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNuclear Engineering
    Issue number129
    Pages (from-to)112-114
    Publication statusPublished - 1967


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