• Chemistry
  • Published 1979

Thermionic energy conversion. Volume II. Theory, technology, and application

@inproceedings{Hatsopoulos1979ThermionicEC,
  title={Thermionic energy conversion. Volume II. Theory, technology, and application},
  author={George Nicholas Hatsopoulos and Elias P. Gyftopoulos},
  year={1979}
}
A novel presentation of the basic principls and applications of quantum thermodynamics is given. A thorough review of the theoretical understanding of emission properties of different types of refractory metal surfaces is given. The emphasis of the review is placed both on the available tools for the analysis of thermionic emission and on the problems that remain to be solved. Transport of low-energy particles through a vapor, of the type encountered in thermionic conversion, is discussed. The… CONTINUE READING

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