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Experimental Investigation of Solid Rod Cathode Operation

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dc.contributor.author Polk, J.E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Goodfellow, K.D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Pivirotto, T.J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06
dc.date.available 2004-10-06
dc.date.issued 1994-06-27 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Indianapolis, IN en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0969 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/34614
dc.description.abstract A series of models have been developed to describe the temperature distribution of thermionic cathodes in high current discharges in an effort to evaluate cathode service life. A number of experimental measures have been made to validate these models and provide values of the input parameters. Examination of the surfaces of several cathodes after varying lengths of operation shows the evolution of surface microstructures and reveals the preferential deposition of thorium metal on the cathode tip. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other thermionic cathode temperature distribution high current discharges service life en_US
dc.title Experimental Investigation of Solid Rod Cathode Operation en_US


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