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n. - The branch of the science of matter and energy and their interactions dealing with the phenomena of electrically charged particles, especially electrons, emitted by a conducting material at high temperatures.

Usage examples (6)
  • During the same period researches were carried on in thermal radiation with the collaboration of Mr. J.R. Weeks, and in thermionics with Dr. H.A. Pidgeon and Dr. Germer.
  • He was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society (1920), especially for work on thermionics; elected President, Section A, of the British Association (1921) and...
  • Since 1914 he worked at thermionics, photoelectric effects, magnetism, the emission of electrons by chemical action, the theory of electrons, the quantum theory, the...
  • Attached is a document setting out the basics for Curled Ballistic thermionics. for more
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