The Physics and Technology of Strong Magnetic Fields (Chapter 10),
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The gaseous nitrogen under high pressure enters from the cylinders into the central tube from below and squeezes the liquid sodium-potassium alloy from the lower tank along the ring peripheral channel upward. The liquid passes through holes in the external wall of the hydromagnet, enters into the working chamber, and through holes in the internal wall emerges into the central tube then it is guided into the upper tank. After the basic mass of liquid is found upward, the nitrogen cylinders are disconnected, and both chambers, the upper and lower, are connected with the atmosphere. The pressure is equalized, and the liquid overflows through the special small hole back into the lower chamber. Then the cycle is repeated.
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