Accession Number : AD0428003

Title :   STUDY OF MATERIALS FOR THERMIONIC CONVERTERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Dec 61-Dec 63,

Corporate Author : ALLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC CONCORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Homonoff,Harold ; Ruby,Stanley

Report Date : 31 DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Contents: Electrode Materials: Surface phenomena, Possible mechanism for (Ba, Sr) O cathode, Effect of purity and crystallographic plane, Properties of metalloids, New materials possessing a high or low work function; Adsorption on Semiconductors: Presence of surface states, Boundary layer phenomena; Development of Long Lived, Low Work Function Collectors for Cesium Thermionic Converters: Necessity for low work function collectors, Processing of collector, Thermochemical considerations.

Descriptors :   (*THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, MATERIALS), (*ELECTRODES, THERMIONIC CONVERTERS), (*SEMICONDUCTORS, THERMIONIC CONVERTERS), (*CESIUM, THERMIONIC CONVERTERS), SURFACE PROPERTIES, ADSORPTION, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, THERMODYNAMICS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), IONS, TUNGSTEN, OXIDES, BARIUM COMPOUNDS, CESIUM COMPOUNDS, THERMIONIC EMISSION, VAPOR PRESSURE, THERMOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE