A class of devices known as integrated thermionic circuits (ITC) capable of extended operation in ambient temperatures up to 500 C is described. The evolution of the ITC concept is discussed. A set of practical design and performance equations is demonstrated. Recent experimental results are discussed in which both devices and simple circuits have successfully operated in 500 C environments for extended periods of time.
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- High Temperature Environments;
- Integrated Circuits;
- Thin Films;
- Thermionic Emission;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering