Illustration showing linear alternator magnets, stator, and coils (remain stationary and produce electric power); piston flexures (support and spring piston/alternator assembly); close-clearance seals (isolate gas working spaces), displacer flexures (support and spring the displacer); displacer (reciprocates, shuttling working fluid between expansion and compression spaces); heater (heats the working gas); regenerator (improves engine cycle efficiency); cooler (rejects heat from the working gas); displacer rod (drives the displacer); power piston (reciprocates and drives the alternator); and linear alternator mover (reciprocates with piston to produce power.
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