Chapter 6. CVD Fabrication of Thermionic Converter and Heat Pipe

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Peter Reagan,
  2. David Lieb,
  3. Gabor Miskolczy,
  4. Douglass Goodale and
  5. Fred Huffman

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320129.ch6

Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Reagan, P., Lieb, D., Miskolczy, G., Goodale, D. and Huffman, F. (1983) CVD Fabrication of Thermionic Converter and Heat Pipe, in Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 7/8 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320129.ch6

Author Information

  1. Thermo Electron Corp., Direct Energy Conversion Department 85 First Ave., Waltham, MA 02254

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1983

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374030

Online ISBN: 9780470320129

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Keywords:

  • chemical-uapor deposition;
  • thermionic;
  • alkali metal;
  • emitter;
  • evaporated

Summary

Thermionic converters and heat pipes fabricated by chemical-vapor deposition (CVD) haoe operated for extended periods of 12 500 in natural-gas flames at temperatures 1700K. These CVD-trilayer silicon-carbide, graphite, and tungsten structures have survived thermal-shock and thermal-cycle tests.