Electron Thermionic Emission from Graphene and a Thermionic Energy Converter

  title={Electron Thermionic Emission from Graphene and a Thermionic Energy Converter},
  author={Shi-Jun Liang and Lay Kee Ang},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
  • S. Liang, L. Ang
  • Published 12 January 2015
  • Materials Science, Physics
  • arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
In this paper, we propose a model to investigate the electron thermionic emission from a single-layer graphene (ignoring the effects of substrate) and to explore its application as the emitter of thermionic energy convertor (TIC). An analytical formula has been derived, which is a function of temperature, work function and Fermi energy level. The formula is significantly different from the traditional Richardson-Dushman (RD) law for which it is independent of mass to account for the supply… 

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