Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 25 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 13


A magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator shoots a plasma of charged ions and electrons through a magnetic field. A conventional generator pulls charge through a magnetic field by means of a rotating armature. In a MHD generator, electrodes carry the current to the load circuit, whereas a conventional generator uses brushes with conducting bristles. Finally, a MHD generator has no moving parts.

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