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therm·i·on

 (thûr′mī′ən)
n.
An electrically charged particle, especially an electron, emitted by a conducting material at high temperatures.

therm′i·on′ic (-mī-ŏn′ĭk) adj.

thermionic

(ˌθɜːmɪˈɒnɪk)
adj
(Electronics) of, relating to, or operated by electrons emitted from materials at high temperatures: a thermionic valve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thermionic - of or relating to or characteristic of thermions; "thermionic cathode"
Translations

thermionic

[ˌθɜːmɪˈɒnɪk]
A. ADJtermiónico
B. CPD thermionic valve Nlámpara f termiónica

thermionic

adjthermionisch, glühelektrisch; thermionic valve (Brit) or tube (US) → Glühelektronenröhre f
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These electrons in EL arise because of the phenomenon of their thermionic emission from the surface of a metal cathode heated by direct (alternating) heating current to high temperature (about (800-3000)[degrees]C) [2, 5].
No matter what your scientific persuasion, when you consider that less than a single human lifespan ago, the first digital computers were developed and utilized the physics of thermionic electron flows through a vacuum, you must admit a lot has changed in a very short amount of time.
Since that device is part of the wider set of thermionic energy converters (TECs), DMS technology can be successfully applied to them, thus solving a technical problem only mitigated by palliative solutions during the last 50 years.
In the early years of the space age, technologies were developed in and for the space sector and spun out into other sectors, photovoltaics and thermionic conversion technologies being principal examples.
We always wanted to have the word fuzz in our band name because distortion is a very integral part of our sound and if you ever hear our mixes everything in them is pretty distorted, culture is lifted from this piece of gear that"s on our bucket list of things to buy ( which is called the thermionic culturevulture).
Other honorary fellows include Lord Kelvin, who developed the concept of absolute zero temperature; John Ambrose Fleming, whose thermionic valve was vital to early radio; and Charles Algernon Parsons, who pioneered the steam turbine.
These include a range of formulations for thermionic and field effect surface emission, secondary emission from surfaces and from within volumes, and magnetized plasma emission the last of these being a specialized plasma emission module designed for the efficient analysis of magnetron sputter coating systems.
In the literature, most studies consider the thermionic emission as dominant current conduction mechanism and obtain structures' electrical parameters on this basis [15].
With thermionic converters, these radioactive heat sources generated electricity without moving parts and were used to power transmitters in the U.
The automotive and aircraft industry may benefit from this technology as it could be used to design and manufacture components for use in automobile radiators and space radiators, aluminum engine blocks and pistons, heat exchangers for gas-turbine applications, all-metal honeycomb sandwich panels for fabrication of aircraft structures, jet engines in commercial and military aircrafts, thrust chambers in rocket engines; and for other electronic components, probes and thermionic devices, space vehicle assemblies and various miscellaneous applications.
At an atomic level, the heated filament (cathode) is heated to a high enough temperature such that electrons are "boiled off" the surface through a process called thermionic emission.
Hutta, "Comparison of thermionic cathode parameters of low index single crystal faces of LaB6, CeB6 and PrB6," Applied Surface Science, vol.