Accession Number:

AD0411276

Title:

RESEARCH STUDIES IN THE ROLE OF ADDITIVES IN THE LOW TEMPERATURE CESIUM DIODE.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SPERRY RAND CORP LONG ISLAND CITY N Y FORD INSTRUMENT DIV

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

A system which successfully permits various gases to be added in controlled amounts to a thermionic diode was constructed and utilized. The addition of neon and argon to a low temperature 1200 C cesium diode resulted in improved performance at cesium bulb temperatures between 20 and 200 C. A tentative mechanism of cesium ion entrapment is forwarded as the basis for the enhanced discharge phenomena. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE