INVESTIGATION OF A LARGE SCALE NON-EQUILIBRIUM MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATOR.
Annual rept. 1 Aug 69-31 Jul 70,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
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A large portion of the effort of the present contract year was devoted to technology problems, namely, the development of a satisfactory cesium seeding technique, the development of the thermionically emitting electrodes compatible with the shock tube MHD generator, the design of a large MHD magnet, the design of a new MHD channel, and the development of additional diagnostic techniques. A considerable number of MHD experiments with cesium seeded, noble gases were performed. An analytical study of power optimization in linear MHD generators was undertaken. A study of the effect of molecular gases on the generator performance was undertaken.
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