Power-generating performance of alkali metal thermoelectric converter

Toshihisa Masuda, Akira Negishi, Kotaro Tanaka, Takeo Honda, Takahiro Fujii

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Abstract

The alkali metal thermoelectric converter (AMTEK) utilizing the sodium ion conducting β-alumina is a device to convert heat energy to electric energy directly. It is characterized by high conversion efficiencies, high power densities, no moving parts and low maintenance requirements. Because of these merits, AMTEC is one of the most promising candidates for aerospace power systems, remote power stations and dispersed small-scale power stations. In this paper, the experimental results of the series-connected cells and the theoretical considerations about internal resistances have been reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-55
Number of pages10
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume113
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jun
Externally publishedYes

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Alkali metals
Conversion efficiency
Alumina
Sodium
Ions
Hot Temperature

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Power-generating performance of alkali metal thermoelectric converter. / Masuda, Toshihisa; Negishi, Akira; Tanaka, Kotaro; Honda, Takeo; Fujii, Takahiro.

In: Electrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi), Vol. 113, No. 3, 06.1993, p. 46-55.

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Masuda, Toshihisa ; Negishi, Akira ; Tanaka, Kotaro ; Honda, Takeo ; Fujii, Takahiro. / Power-generating performance of alkali metal thermoelectric converter. In: Electrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi). 1993 ; Vol. 113, No. 3. pp. 46-55.
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