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Cascaded thermoacoustic devices

United States Patent

December 9, 2003
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A thermoacoustic device is formed with a resonator system defining at least one region of high specific acoustic impedance in an acoustic wave within the resonator system. A plurality of thermoacoustic units are cascaded together within the region of high specific acoustic impedance, where at least one of the thermoacoustic units is a regenerator unit.
Swift; Gregory W. (Santa Fe, NM), Backhaus; Scott N. (Espanola, NM), Gardner; David L. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 125,268
April 18, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.