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Title: Thermionic converter

Abstract

A thermionic converter is set forth which includes an envelope having an electron collector structure attached adjacent to a wall. An electron emitter structure is positioned adjacent the collector structure and spaced apart from opposite wall. The emitter and collector structures are in a common chamber. The emitter structure is heated substantially only by thermal radiation. Very small interelectrode gaps can be maintained utilizing the thermionic converter whereby increased efficiency results. 10 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7250162
Patent Number(s):
4667126
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-444736
Assignee:
Rasor Associates, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76ET11293
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 26 Nov 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; THERMIONIC CONVERTERS; DESIGN; HEATING; PERFORMANCE; THERMIONIC EMITTERS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 300401* - Thermionic Converters- Design & Development

Citation Formats

Fitzpatrick, G O. Thermionic converter. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Fitzpatrick, G O. Thermionic converter. United States.
Fitzpatrick, G O. Tue . "Thermionic converter". United States.
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