Thermionic converter with differentially heated cesium-oxygen source and method of operation

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A thermionic converter having an emitter, a collector, and a source of cesium vapor is provided, wherein the source of cesium vapor is differentially heated so that said source has a hotter end and a cooler end, with cesium vapor evaporating from said hotter end into the space between the emitter and the collector and with cesium vapor condensing at said cooler end. The condensed cesium vapor migrates through a porous element from the cooler end to the hotter end.

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23 p.

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Rasor, N.S.; Riley, D.R.; Murray, C.S. & Geller, C.B. December 1, 1998.

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  • Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Bettis Atomic Power Lab., West Mifflin, PA (United States)
    Place of Publication: West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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A thermionic converter having an emitter, a collector, and a source of cesium vapor is provided, wherein the source of cesium vapor is differentially heated so that said source has a hotter end and a cooler end, with cesium vapor evaporating from said hotter end into the space between the emitter and the collector and with cesium vapor condensing at said cooler end. The condensed cesium vapor migrates through a porous element from the cooler end to the hotter end.

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23 p.

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OSTI as DE00755458

Medium: P; Size: 23 pages

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  • Patent File Date: 1998 Mar 26

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A9047927
  • Grant Number: AC11-93PN38195
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 755458
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702149

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Rasor, N.S.; Riley, D.R.; Murray, C.S. & Geller, C.B. Thermionic converter with differentially heated cesium-oxygen source and method of operation, patent, December 1, 1998; West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702149/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.