DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS
Quarterly technical summary rept. no. 4, 1 Jun 31 Aug 1964
STANFORD UNIV CA
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The MGD generator electrode materials problem has been greatly simplified by introducing cooling water into the electrode stems. Runs of over one-half hour duration indicate a negligible recession of the surface so that the same electrodes can be used for several runs. Electrical data from the generator indicates a diffuse current with an applied electric field for currents up to about 10 amperes per electrode current density of about 1 ampsq cm. Current leakage through the insulating brick has been examined and some changes in brick design and material are being made to reduce this leakage. A more complete report than that previously given is made of the investigation of the influence of the Ramsauer effect on nonequilibrium electron temperatures. The calculation of electrical conductivity by the ChapmanEnskog method has been compared to the method of Frost.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage