THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-WORK-FUNCTION COLLECTOR FOR THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERTERS
Bi-monthly status rept. no. 2, 15 Feb-15 Apr 1963
RADIO CORP OF AMERICA LANCASTER PA
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Research was continued on the development of a low-work-function collector for thermionic converters operating in the Ball-of-Fire mode of the low-voltage arc. Changes in work function will be determined by comparative measurement in actual operation of converters under identically controlled conditions. Three approaches will be investigated 1 the development of a material or surface which, when partially coated with cesium, gives a low-work-function, 2 the development of a low-work-function surface which is kept free of cesium, and 3 the addition of gas additives which, in conjunction with cesium on the base material, produces a low-work-function.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion