Even if the Mill's  SunCell based power plant is destine to power autos as
a prime application, the lack of fuel combustion would minimize violations,
Ceramics might be a workable solution to higher efficiency.

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 4:47 PM, <mix...@bigpond.com> wrote:

> In reply to  Axil Axil's message of Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:54:21 -0500:
> Hi,
> [snip]
> >The kilopower system runs at 800C at an efficiency of 38%. It delivers
> heat
> >from the nuclear fuel via sodium heat pipes.
> >
> >permalink.lanl.gov/object/tr?what=info:lanl-repo/lareport/LA-UR-17-21903
> >
> >Would it be possible to use refractory material in the construction of the
> >engine to get its operating temperature up higher?
> Possibly. At one point the Japanese(?) were designing/building a ceramic
> car
> engine to run at higher temperatures. Not sure what became of that, but I
> suspect it wasn't tough enough to handle a continuous stream of mechanical
> shocks.
> [snip]
> Regards,
> Robin van Spaandonk
> http://rvanspaa.freehostia.com/project.html

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