thermionics


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thermionics

[‚thər·mē′än·iks]
(electronics)
The study and applications of thermionic emission.
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SPACE NUCLEAR REACTORS based on thermionic energy conversion can produce power in the range of 5 kilowatts-electric (kWe) to 5 megawatts-electric (MWe), a spectrum that could serve all the needs of the potential users: NASA, the U.S.
Both executives remain certain that when manned interplanetary space flight becomes practical, it will be powered by a thermionic reactor.
The Topaz, a reactor that produces energy through nuclear fission as it orbits the Earth, uses a "thermionic" design-technology in which Russia outstrips the United States.
His industrial experience includes thermionic energy conversion research at ThermoElectron Engineering Corp.
-- Carex Health Brands has acquired Thermionic Corp.'s ThermiPaq hot and cold therapy line.
The only wear-out mechanism in a TWT is the thermionic cathode.
Eric Schick, president of ThermiPaq supplier Thermionics Corp., says the company's consumer research and focus groups have revealed that:
Papers from a November 2007 symposium are presented here, in sections on nanocomposites, chalcogenides, bulk thermoelectrics, thin films and thermionics, thin films and devices, and new and emerging materials and standards.
Last year was the OLED year at thermionics, Port Townsend, Wash.
Another unique technology in hot-cold therapy was developed by Thermionics Corp.
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For instance, Thermionics Corp., which utilizes moldable clay in all of its products, introduced a trio of unique items--one in cold therapy and two in hot therapy.