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MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERSION

Abstract

The fundamentals of the thermionic energy conversion and its potential applications are reviewed. Materials problems associated with thermionic emitters are considered in relation to the following: work function; emissivity; vaporization; thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties; chemical stability; permeation; and stability under nuclear radiation. Cesium purity and materials suitable for collectors, electrical leads, support structures, insulators, and seals are also discussed. Experimental work on problems involved is reviewed. It is concluded that significant developments have occurred recently in all areas of thermionic energy conversion. (40 references) (A.G.W.)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 1963
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-59-2; AED-Conf-63-036-3
Reference Number:
NSA-17-036536
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Societies for Metals, Western Metal Congress, Los Angeles, CA (United States), 18-21 Mar 1963
Subject:
PHYSICS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; CALIFORNIA; CESIUM; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONVERSION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRODES; EMISSION; ENERGY; EVAPORATION; IMPURITIES; MATERIALS TESTING; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; RADIATION EFFECTS; STABILITY; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; THERMIONICS; USES
OSTI ID:
4876316
Research Organizations:
Atomics International, Canoga Park, CA (United States)
Country of Origin:
United States
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
DTIE
Size:
Pages: 41
Announcement Date:
May 18, 2013

Citation Formats

Allen, R. C., and Skeen, C. H. MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERSION. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Allen, R. C., & Skeen, C. H. MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERSION. United States.
Allen, R. C., and Skeen, C. H. 1963. "MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERSION." United States.
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title = {MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERSION}
author = {Allen, R. C., and Skeen, C. H.}
abstractNote = {The fundamentals of the thermionic energy conversion and its potential applications are reviewed. Materials problems associated with thermionic emitters are considered in relation to the following: work function; emissivity; vaporization; thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties; chemical stability; permeation; and stability under nuclear radiation. Cesium purity and materials suitable for collectors, electrical leads, support structures, insulators, and seals are also discussed. Experimental work on problems involved is reviewed. It is concluded that significant developments have occurred recently in all areas of thermionic energy conversion. (40 references) (A.G.W.)}
place = {United States}
year = {1963}
month = {Mar}
}