Sobre la Historia de la Electrónica en el Primer Centenario de su Nacimiento: La Era Termoiónica (On the History of Electronics to a Century of its Birth: The Thermionic Age)

Juan Carlos A. Floriani (

San Lorenzo 2821, Santa Fe, Argentina
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: June 2006
Volume: 4,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992

In this work a historical description of the development process of electronics in its first part, the thermionic age, is made. The contributions of the three main authors are described that gave origin to the same one: Edison, Fleming and De Forest. The contribution made by the physics is also described and we propose some important developments in its time of maturity like the tetrodo, pentodo, thyratrón, magnetrón and the klystron. In all cases it is given a brief technical description of the same accompanied by the historical information related with the date and authors of each development. We also propose, in brief form, the role of the vacuum tubes at the present time.

Index Terms:
History of the Electronics, Thermionic Age   

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