Design and performance evaluation on a small-sized AMTEC cell component

Kotaro Tanaka

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An AMTEC cell component of a free-standing type has been designed and fabricated. The proposed cell component is intended to use a small-sized and thin beta'-alumina electrolyte tube. The particular expected features of the cell component are its structural simplicity and lower temperature operation around 900 K. The design adopted molybdenum cathode electrodes and capillary wick tubes of 50 μ m in inside diameter. Preliminary test of the cell component has been carried out and the measured performance has been evaluated. The following matters are discussed; (1) capillary wick design for sodium recirculation, (2) performance of molybdenum electrodes under the low temperature operation, (3) thermal supply method to the cell component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-930
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Intesociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - Las Vegas, NA, USA
Duration: 2000 Jul 242000 Jul 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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