04516632 is referenced by 145 patents and cites 6 patents.

A microchannel crossflow fluid heat exchanger and a method for its fabrication are disclosed. The heat exchanger is formed from a stack of thin metal sheets which are bonded together. The stack consists of alternating slotted and unslotted sheets. Each of the slotted sheets includes multiple parallel slots which form fluid flow channels when sandwiched between the unslotted sheets. Successive slotted sheets in the stack are rotated ninety degrees with respect to one another so as to form two sets of orthogonally extending fluid flow channels which are arranged in a crossflow configuration. The heat exchanger has a high surface to volume ratio, a small dead volume, a high heat transfer coefficient, and is suitable for use with fluids under high pressures. The heat exchanger has particular application in a Stirling engine that utilizes a liquid as the working substance.

Title
Microchannel crossflow fluid heat exchanger and method for its fabrication
Application Number
6/413635
Publication Number
4516632
Application Date
August 31, 1982
Publication Date
May 14, 1985
Inventor
John C Wheatley
Los Alamos
NM, US
Albert Migliori
Santa Fe
NM, US
Gregory W Swift
Los Alamos
NM, US
Agent
Judson R Hightower
Paul D Gaetjens
William A Eklund
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the United States Deparment of Energy
DC, US
IPC
F28F 3/08
F28F 3/00
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