Accession Number : AD0779680

Title :   Space Charge Limiting from Blackbody Radiation.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Mar-May 73,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Comisar,Gerald G.

Report Date : 14 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A grounded, parallel-plate vacuum diode illuminated by x rays generates a two-sided distribution of non-Maxwellian photoelectrons. The resulting potential hill problem may be reduced to a first-order nonlinear differential equation subject to two-point boundary conditions. An iterative APL/360 program has been written to allow the user to perform on-line calculations of potentials. Numerical results are presented for several cases of incident blackbody radiation and unequal two-sided emission. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Diodes(Electron tubes), *Blackbody radiation, Space charge, Photoelectric emission, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE