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1 Author(s)
Jarvis, Theodore ; Nuclear Development Division, Ford Instrument Company Long Island City, N. Y.

After a brief discussion of fundamental principles, a family tree of the different types of thermionic converters is presented. The status of individual conversion techniques is then reviewed. A description of the materials problems is given. The paper concludes with projections of development and performance trends of the most important types of thermionic converters.

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Military Electronics, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:MIL-6 ,  Issue: 1 )