Accession Number : AD0286711

Title :   EVALUATION OF A MOLYBDENUM EMITTER, LOW VOLTAGE ARC THERMIONIC POWER CONVERTER

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y

Personal Author(s) : BAUM,E.A.

Report Date : OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Research and development was continued to conduct an evaluation of a molybdenum emitter, low voltage arc thermionic converter. The objective was to define and minimize the life limiting and degradation factors affecting the usefulness of the low-temperature cesium vapor converter. Work on the program was directed toward a life test evaluation of a state-of-the-art, planar cesium vapor thermionic converter. Research was continued to arrive at a technical specificati n for a state-of-the-art vapor converter utilizing a molybdenum cathode. Effort was directed toward the design and fabrication of life test equipment suitable for obtaining meaningful data on the state-of-the-art cesium v por thermionic converter as well as the fabrication of evices for test, and toward completion of t e life test equipment, initiation of life tests, and the acquisition of operational data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CATHODES (ELECTRON TUBES), *CESIUM ELECTRON TUBES, *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *THERMOELECTRICITY, DESIGN, ELECTRIC ARCS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTRIC POTENTIAL, LIFE EXPECTANCY, MOLYBDENUM, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, TRANSIENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE