Accession Number : AD0267930

Title :   Basic Research in Thermionic Energy Conversion Processes.

Corporate Author : ATOMICS INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : RASOR,NED S.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Contents: Processes Emission limitation on thermionic energy conver sion Correlation of electron, ion, and atom emission energies Potential of an ion in a discrete dipole layer Statistical mechanical treatment of surface ioni zation An experimental search for an elemental surface exhibiting low electron work function Cs-O-H-Mo system interactions and transfer of molybdenum within a thermionic diode Analysis of the space charge mode in the cesium thermionic diode Plasma mode in a thermionic diode with detailed energy balance Plasma resistivity and collective interactions Instabilities in high current discharges in cesium vapor

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *THERMIONIC EMISSION, ATOMS, BARIUM, BERYLLIUM, CESIUM COMPOUNDS, DIODES, DISCHARGE TUBES, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTRODES, ELECTRON GUNS, ELECTRONS, EVAPORATORS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, GAS FLOW, INSTRUMENTATION, IONS, KINETIC THEORY, MAGNETIC CORES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, METALS, MOLYBDENUM, NUCLEAR ENERGY, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, OSCILLOSCOPES, OSCILLATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, NUCLEAR REACTORS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TABLES(DATA), THERMODYNAMICS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, X RAY DIFFRACTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE