Accession Number:

ADD019286

Title:

Organic/Inorganic Composite Wicks for Capillary Pumped Loops

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 24 Jan 97, patented 24 Nov 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-11-24

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

An evaporator for a capillary pumped loop, has a a tubular wick for containing coolant liquid centrally therein, the body of the wick being saturated with the liquid coolant b a tubular heat exchanger for receiving said wick and c one or more longitudinal vapor channels between said wick and said heat exchanger, for transporting a vapor of the working liquid out of the evaporator where this tubular wick comprises a porous organicinorganic composite made by the sol-gel process. By replacing the conventional polyethylene wick with the composite wick, smaller pores, greater porosity, greater thermal stability, and other advantages are secured.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE