Accession Number : AD0740121

Title :   Basic Research in Thermionic Energy Conversion.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept. 1 Dec 70-30 Nov 71,

Corporate Author : ATOMICS INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CALIF

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

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : The report presents the results of the past year's work in a program to investigate basic process in thermionic diodes which are important to the realization of practical thermionic energy conversion. The subjects discussed are cesium and cesium-oxygen adsorption on refractory metals, and includes a computer program for calculating thermionic converter I-V characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, DIODES), THERMIONIC EMISSION, CESIUM, OXYGEN, ABSORPTION, REFRACTORY METALS, WORK FUNCTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE