thermionic emission


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Synonyms for thermionic emission

the emission of electrons from very hot substances

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s], when thermionic emission governs the current transport, variation of current with applied bias voltage for V [greater than or equal to] 3 kT/q is given by [1-5, 10, 16, 17];
In contrast to this surface plasmon theory, in which the central role is played by collective electron density waves propagating along the surface of metal films in a free electron gas model, the authors of paper [5] propose that the surface metal-air medium should be regarded as a metal skin and that the ideas of the Richardson-Dushman effect of thermionic emission are crucial [6].
In this paper the mechanism of carrier injection to the organic layer through thermionic emission is discussed.
The nanotechnology topics include clumping and packing of hair arrays manufactured by nanocasting, soldering with a heated atomic force microscope cantilever tip, and thermionic emission energy distributions from nanocrystalline diamond.
The history of thermionic emission dates back to the mid-1700s when Charles DuFay observed that electricity is conducted in the space near a red-hot body.
In the Topaz system, reactor heat is used to run thermionic emission cells to generate electricity.