Accession Number : AD0291683

Title :   POWER CONVERSION BY ELECTRON CONVECTION

Corporate Author : ITT FEDERAL LABS NUTLEY N J

Personal Author(s) : HOH,S.R. ; HARRIES,W.L.

Report Date : OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A preliminary research study was conducted on a new electrohydrodynamic system which is capable of converting thermal into electrical power. Conversion was accomplished by the forced convection of thermionic electrons emitted from an alkaline metal emitter. Analytical and experimental studies showed that this new type of converter is feasible and practical. Outputs up to 18 volts were obtained under open circuit condition with emitter temperatures as low as 450 C. Short circuit output currents were near the emission current of the emitter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *ELECTRONS, *THERMIONIC EMISSION, CONVERSION RATIO, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE