Thermionic vacuum diode device with adjustable electrodes

Tavkhelidze A., Edelson J. S. (2004) Thermionic vacuum diode device with adjustable electrodes. US patent 6,720,704.

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Diode devices are disclosed in which the separation of the electrodes is set and controlled using piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive actuators. This avoids problems associated with electrode spacing changing or distorting as a result of heat stress. In addition it allows the operation of these devices at electrode separations which permit quantum electron tunneling between them. Pairs of electrodes whose surfaces replicate each other are also disclosed. These may be used in constructing devices with very close electrode spacings.

Item Type: Patent
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties/Schools > School of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Depositing User: Professor Avtandil Tavkhelidze
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 09:27
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2015 09:55

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