A tube-in-tube thermophotovoltaic generator Metadata

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  • Main Title A tube-in-tube thermophotovoltaic generator


  • Author: Ashcroft, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Campbell, B.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Depoy, D.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: KAPL Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1996-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 18 p.


  • STI Subject Categories: 30 Direct Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Thermophotovoltaic Converters
  • Keyword: Thermal Radiation
  • Keyword: Radiators
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Cooling Systems
  • Keyword: Operation
  • Keyword: Tubes


  • Other Information: PBD: 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Patent Assignee: US Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • 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


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98007401