Accession Number : AD0282895

Title :   PARAMETRIC STUDY OF CLOSE-SPACED CESIUM THERMIONIC CONVERTERS

Corporate Author : THERM ADVANCED RESEARCH INC ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s) : CARABATEAS,E.N. ; KITRILAKIS,S.S. ; WEINSTEIN,J.H.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A variable spacing, Cs diode test vehicle, using a Nb emitter and Mo collector, was used for parametric tests of converter performance. The design and construction of the test vehicle were such that emitter temperature, collector temperature, and Cs pressure could be independently controlled. In addition, most of the important converter heat losses could be accurately measured. Extensive tests were conducted which resulted in a complete map of diode performance which will greatly aid the selection of design conditions for future hardware manufacture. Additional tests were conducted to supply data for analytical work on Cs conduction, converter operation, and surface phenomena. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIODES, *POWER SUPPLIES, ENERGY, ENERGY CONVERSION, MEASUREMENT, MOLYBDENUM, NIOBIUM, PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, TESTS, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE