GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV
An experimental study was conducted to show the feasibility of generating electrical power with the plasma jet created by a 2500 KW AC Air Arc. The arc utilized is located in the GE - M. S.V.D. Arc Test Cell. A maximum power of 900 watts was generated with a 0.4 ohm resistive load. A magnetic field strength of 8600 gauss was utilized, and the plasma was seeded with potassium carbonate to increase its electrical conductivity. With the magnetic field, but without seeding, a maximum power of 33 watts was generated. Author
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