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Thermionic current reversal

Larsson, Marcus LU ; Antonyuk, Vadim LU ; Mal'shukov, AG; Ma, ZS and Chao, Koung-An LU (2002) In Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General1975-01-01+01:002007-01-01+01:00 35(35). p.531-534
Abstract
We have analysed the thermionic current over a potential barrier between a hot and a cold metallic wire, in the absence of an externally applied electric field. Because of the quantum nature of the transmission probability and the temperature behaviour of the Fermi distribution function, under proper conditions the thermionic electric current reverses its direction. However, the heat current remains in the same direction although its magnitude is suppressed.
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Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General1975-01-01+01:002007-01-01+01:00
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531 - 534
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  abstract     = {We have analysed the thermionic current over a potential barrier between a hot and a cold metallic wire, in the absence of an externally applied electric field. Because of the quantum nature of the transmission probability and the temperature behaviour of the Fermi distribution function, under proper conditions the thermionic electric current reverses its direction. However, the heat current remains in the same direction although its magnitude is suppressed.},
  author       = {Larsson, Marcus and Antonyuk, Vadim and Mal'shukov, AG and Ma, ZS and Chao, Koung-An},
  issn         = {0305-4470},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {35},
  pages        = {531--534},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  series       = {Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General1975-01-01+01:002007-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Thermionic current reversal},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2002},
}