Aerosol processing of functionally engineered cermet emitters

S. N.B. Hodgson, A. P. Baker, C. Goodhand

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    Aerosol processing techniques have been used to produce a new type of high conductivity cermet emitter for thermionic cathode application. The versatility afforded by the process has been exploited to engineer a range of variously oriented, interconnected and graded structures within the composite with a view to maximising conductivity whilst minimising the volume fraction of non-emitting metallic phase. Improvements in reliability under high current loading conditions have been obtained without adversely affecting the other emission characteristics of the material.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)104-111
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2001


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