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RIS citation export for THPMP047: Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Thermionic Energy Converters

AU  - Edelen, J.P.
AU  - Cook, N.M.
AU  - Hall, C.C.
AU  - Hu, Y.
AU  - Vay, J.-L.
ED  - Boland, Mark
ED  - Tanaka, Hitoshi
ED  - Button, David
ED  - Dowd, Rohan
ED  - Schaa, Volker RW
ED  - Tan, Eugene
TI  - Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Thermionic Energy Converters
J2  - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019
CY  - Melbourne, Australia
T2  - International Particle Accelerator Conference
T3  - 10
LA  - english
AB  - Thermionic energy converters (TEC) are a class of thermoelectric devices, which promise improvements to the efficiency and cost of both small- and large-scale electricity generation. A TEC is comprised of a narrowly-separated thermionic emitter and an anode. Simple structures are often space-charge limited as operating temperatures produce currents exceeding the Child-Langmuir limit. We present results from 3D simulations of these devices using the particle-in-cell code Warp, developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. We demonstrate improvements to the Warp code permitting high fidelity simulations of complex device geometries. These improvements include modeling of non-conformal geometries using mesh refinement and cut-cells with a dielectric solver, in addition to importing geometries directly from standard CAD output. In this paper we showcase some of these new features and demonstrate their use.
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 3552
EP  - 3554
KW  - interface
KW  - simulation
KW  - cathode
KW  - framework
KW  - diagnostics
DA  - 2019/06
PY  - 2019
SN  - 978-3-95450-208-0
DO  - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPMP047
UR  - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/thpmp047.pdf
ER  -