Accession Number : AD0621726

Title :   DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION IN THE USSR, THERMIONIC CONVERTERS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 3.

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date : 22 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : CONTENTS: Thermoelectron emission; Volt-ampere characteristic and difference of contact potential; Positive surface ionization and evaporation heats; Space-charge and its neutralization; Transport phenomena; Qualitative theory of plasma thermoelements; Classification schemes; Vacuum with current limited by space-charge; Vacuum with space-charge compensated (Anselm's theoretical study; Rectilinear-path mode; Ioffe's concept of a plasma thermocouple; Simple diffusion mode (Moyzhes-Pikus Theoretical Study); Phenomena at increased plasma pressures; Discharge mode (Baksht-Moyzhes Theoretical Study); Arc mode.

Descriptors :   (*THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, ENERGY CONVERSION), (*ENERGY CONVERSION, THERMIONIC CONVERTERS), THERMIONIC EMISSION, VOLTAGE, SPACE CHARGE, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), IONIZATION, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE