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Author Zollweg, R. J. ♦ Gottlieb, M.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ ANODES ♦ CATHODES ♦ CESIUM ♦ CONVERSION ♦ CURRENTS ♦ DIODES ♦ DISTANCE ♦ ELECTRIC CHARGES ♦ ELECTRON TUBES ♦ EMISSION ♦ FREQUENCY ♦ FUEL CELLS ♦ IONS ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ OSCILLATIONS ♦ RADIO WAVES ♦ THERMODYNAMICS
Abstract ABS>Radio-frequency oscillations observed in cesium-filled thermionic diodes are interpreted on the basis of a model that assumes that the cesium ions oscillate in an excess negative charge potential well outside the cathode. A simplified theoretical treatment shows that the period at the onset of oscillations is linear with cathode-anode spacing, in agreement with experiment; the theoretical treatment relates the oscillation period to the cell current- saturation emission current ratio. It is found that the rapid decrease of oscillation amplitude as the cell current reaches a critical value can be used to measure saturation emission currents. ( auth)
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1961-05-01
Publisher Department Westinghouse Research Labs., Pittsburgh
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 32
Organization Westinghouse Research Labs., Pittsburgh


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