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Thermionic Cells

  1. May 20, 2004 #1
    Does anyone know anything about thermionic cells? I have the basic of how they work, but am curious about the details.
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  3. Jun 2, 2004 #2
    There is such thing as thermionnic cells? respect to technology?
    heard of photoelectric cells and photovoltaic cells, but no idea wut thermionnic cells.
  4. Jun 2, 2004 #3


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    Thermionic emission is what you get when you heat up a cathode - so I believe a vacuum tube diode is a thermionic device. Not sure exactly what "thermionic cell" refers to...but I think I've heard of thermionic reactor cells, or something like that.
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