A tube-in-tube thermophotovoltaic generator

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A thermophotovoltaic device includes at least one thermal radiator tube, a cooling tube concentrically disposed within each thermal radiator tube and an array of thermophotovoltaic cells disposed on the exterior surface of the cooling tube. A shell having a first end and a second end surrounds the thermal radiator tube. Inner and outer tubesheets, each having an aperture corresponding to each cooling tube, are located at each end of the shell. The thermal radiator tube extends within the shell between the inner tubesheets. The cooling tube extends within the shell through the corresponding apertures of the two inner tubesheets to ... continued below

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Ashcroft, J.; Campbell, B. & Depoy, D. December 31, 1996.

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A thermophotovoltaic device includes at least one thermal radiator tube, a cooling tube concentrically disposed within each thermal radiator tube and an array of thermophotovoltaic cells disposed on the exterior surface of the cooling tube. A shell having a first end and a second end surrounds the thermal radiator tube. Inner and outer tubesheets, each having an aperture corresponding to each cooling tube, are located at each end of the shell. The thermal radiator tube extends within the shell between the inner tubesheets. The cooling tube extends within the shell through the corresponding apertures of the two inner tubesheets to the corresponding apertures of the two outer tubesheets. A plurality of the thermal radiator tubes can be arranged in a staggered or an in-line configuration within the shell.

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18 p.

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OSTI as DE98007401

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1996

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  • Other: DE98007401
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8697836
  • Grant Number: AC12-76SN00052
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663425
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710952

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Ashcroft, J.; Campbell, B. & Depoy, D. A tube-in-tube thermophotovoltaic generator, patent, December 31, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710952/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.