Accession Number : AD0720407

Title :   Basic Research in Thermionic Energy Conversion.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept. 1 Dec 69-30 Nov 70,

Corporate Author : ATOMICS INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Warner,Charles ; Hansen,Lorin K.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : The report presents some of the results of the past years' work in a continuing study of thermionic converters. It is a study of the basic processes in thermionic diodes, and the application of this basic information to the achievement of practical thermionic energy conversion. The studies presented are: Cesium Adsorption measurements; Cesium Adsorption Study Using Ellipsometry and Auger Spectroscopy; Cesium Structure on Tungsten; Cesium Adsorption Theory at Higher Coverages; and Non-Saturation Phenomena in Thermionic Converters Collector Carbon Deposits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, DIODES), THERMIONIC EMISSION, CESIUM, ABSORPTION, WORK FUNCTIONS, COMBUSTION DEPOSITS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE