Accession Number:

AD0425656

Title:

EFFECT OF ELECTRODE CONFIGURATION ON THERMIONIC CONVERTER OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical summary rept., Mar 62-Mar 63,

Corporate Author:

THERMO ELECTRON ENGINEERING CORP WALTHAM MASS

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Report Date:

1963-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

No significant difference was observed in the optimized power output of a converter with coaxial cylindrical electrodes from that obtained from one with plane-parallel electrodes. The current-voltage characteristics of the test vehicle studied could not be altered by creating a discharge at the edge of the interelectrode gap other than shifting the ignition voltage. The split collector configuration, howev r, proved a very useful tool in exploring both gaseous and surface phenomena occurring in the thermionic converter. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE