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United States Patent Application

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Thermal cycling devices are provided. In one embodiment, a thermal cycling device includes a packed tube comprising an inlet portion defining an inlet and an outlet portion defining an outlet. The packed tube is provided in a double coil arrangement, wherein the double coil arrangement causes radially neighboring turns of the packed tube to have opposing flow directions therethrough. The thermal cycling device further includes a cooling device disposed axially adjacent to the packed tube, and a heating device disposed axially adjacent to the packed tube opposite the cooling device.
Heung, Leung K. (Aiken, SC), Sessions, JR., Henry T. (Aiken, SC), Xiao, Xin (Augusta, GA), Redd, Sharon H. (North Augusta, SC), Immel, David M. (Augusta, GA)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken SC)
13/ 974,525
August 23, 2013
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.