Accession Number:

AD0779680

Title:

Space Charge Limiting from Blackbody Radiation.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Mar-May 73,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A grounded, parallel-plate vacuum diode illuminated by x rays generates a two-sided distribution of non-Maxwellian photoelectrons. The resulting potential hill problem may be reduced to a first-order nonlinear differential equation subject to two-point boundary conditions. An iterative APL360 program has been written to allow the user to perform on-line calculations of potentials. Numerical results are presented for several cases of incident blackbody radiation and unequal two-sided emission. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE