skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Electron reflection in thermionic energy converters

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA, Spark Thermionics, Inc., Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1421306
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR0000664
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters Journal Volume: 112 Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lim, Ian T., Lambert, Scott A., Vay, Jean-Luc, and Schwede, Jared W. Electron reflection in thermionic energy converters. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5018067.
Lim, Ian T., Lambert, Scott A., Vay, Jean-Luc, & Schwede, Jared W. Electron reflection in thermionic energy converters. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5018067.
Lim, Ian T., Lambert, Scott A., Vay, Jean-Luc, and Schwede, Jared W. Mon . "Electron reflection in thermionic energy converters". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5018067.
@article{osti_1421306,
title = {Electron reflection in thermionic energy converters},
author = {Lim, Ian T. and Lambert, Scott A. and Vay, Jean-Luc and Schwede, Jared W.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.5018067},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 7,
volume = 112,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record
DOI: 10.1063/1.5018067

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Optimal emitter-collector gap for thermionic energy converters
journal, April 2012

  • Lee, Jae-Hyung; Bargatin, Igor; Melosh, Nicholas A.
  • Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100, Issue 17
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4707379

Space power systems state of the art
journal, September 1965

  • Szego, G. C.
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 2, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.2514/3.28258

Microbead-separated thermionic energy converter with enhanced emission current
journal, January 2013

  • Littau, Karl A.; Sahasrabuddhe, Kunal; Barfield, Dustin
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 15, Issue 34
  • DOI: 10.1039/c3cp52895b

Application of revised thermionic theory to MTC diodes
conference, January 2001

  • Marshall, Albert C.
  • Space technology and applications international forum - 2001, AIP Conference Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.1358066

Negative space charge effects in photon-enhanced thermionic emission solar converters
journal, July 2015

  • Segev, G.; Weisman, D.; Rosenwaks, Y.
  • Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 107, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4926625

Describing and Correlating the Performance of the Thermionic Converter: A Historical Perspective
journal, August 2010


Nanostructured Thermionics for Conversion of Light to Electricity: Simultaneous Extraction of Device Parameters
journal, July 2015

  • Khoshaman, Amir H.; Koch, Andrew T.; Chang, Mike
  • IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 14, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2015.2426149

Development of electron reflection suppression materials for improved thermionic energy converter performance using thin film deposition techniques
journal, October 2006

  • Islam, Mohammad; Inal, Osman T.; Luke, James R.
  • Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 100, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.2356785

An advanced thermionic theory: Recent developments
conference, January 2000

  • Marshall, Albert C.
  • HADRONS AND NUCLEI: First International Symposium, AIP Conference Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.1290946

Analysis and Experimental esults of a Diode Configuration of a Novel Thermoelectron Engine
journal, September 1958


Photon-enhanced thermionic emission for solar concentrator systems
journal, August 2010

  • Schwede, Jared W.; Bargatin, Igor; Riley, Daniel C.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 9, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat2814

Statistical ray optics
journal, July 1982

  • Yablonovitch, Eli
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 72, Issue 7, p. 899-907
  • DOI: 10.1364/JOSA.72.000899

Thermionic electron emission from low work-function phosphorus doped diamond films
journal, May 2009


Novel methods in the Particle-In-Cell accelerator Code-Framework Warp
journal, January 2012


A reformulation of thermionic theory for vacuum diodes
journal, October 2002


Computational Methods in the Warp Code Framework for Kinetic Simulations of Particle Beams and Plasmas
journal, May 2014

  • Friedman, Alex; Cohen, Ronald H.; Grote, David P.
  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2014.2308546

Thermionic space power systems review.
journal, July 1967

  • Becker, R. A.
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 4, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.2514/3.28977

Highly-efficient thermoelectronic conversion of solar energy and heat into electric power
journal, July 2013

  • Meir, S.; Stephanos, C.; Geballe, T. H.
  • Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol. 5, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4817730

Electron Reflection from Cesium‐Coated Polycrystalline Metals at Low Primary Energy
journal, September 1963


Coadsorption of cesium and oxygen on iridium and lanthanum hexaboride
journal, January 1981

  • Danielson, L. R.
  • Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 52, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.328493