Magnetic field falling particle solar receiver systems and methods

Patent Number: 10,502,459
Issued: 12/10/2019
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Abstract: Systems and methods that increase the residence time of particles falling through a solar receiver using an induced magnetic field to suspend or slow down and/or alter the flight path of the particles falling through the concentrated beam of sunlight are disclosed.
Filed: 4/29/2016
Application Number: 15/142,968
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.