Double opposite-end tubesheet design for a thermovoltaic energy converter

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A method and apparatus are disclosed for the direct conversion of energy by thermovoltaic energy conversion having first and second tubesheets, at least one photon emitter plate secured to and extending from the first tubesheet, at least one cold plate secured to and extending from the second tubesheet, a plurality of thermovoltaic cells disposed along oppositely disposed exterior surfaces of the cold plate, and means cooperating with the tubesheet for maintaining a vacuum between the photon emitter plate and the cold plate.

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Ashcroft, John M.; Campbell, Brain C. & DePoy, David M. December 1, 1997.

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A method and apparatus are disclosed for the direct conversion of energy by thermovoltaic energy conversion having first and second tubesheets, at least one photon emitter plate secured to and extending from the first tubesheet, at least one cold plate secured to and extending from the second tubesheet, a plurality of thermovoltaic cells disposed along oppositely disposed exterior surfaces of the cold plate, and means cooperating with the tubesheet for maintaining a vacuum between the photon emitter plate and the cold plate.

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18 p.

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OSTI as DE00756640

Medium: P; Size: 18 pages

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  • Patent File Date: 1997 Jun 11

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8873296
  • Grant Number: AC12-76SN00052
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 756640
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706682

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Ashcroft, John M.; Campbell, Brain C. & DePoy, David M. Double opposite-end tubesheet design for a thermovoltaic energy converter, patent, December 1, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706682/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.