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Title: Magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator

Abstract

A magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator employs self-generated magnetic fields to generate microwave energy. An anode of the oscillator includes slow-wave structures which are formed of a plurality of thin conductive vanes defining cavities therebetween, and a gap is formed between the anode and a cathode of the oscillator. In response to a pulsed voltage applied to the anode and cathode, self-generated magnetic fields are produced in a cross-field orientation with respect to the orientation of the electric field between the anode and the cathode. The cross-field magnetic fields insulate the flow of electrons in the gap and confine the flow of electrons within the gap. 11 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6771060
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6771060
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A6051562
Assignee:
SNL; EDB-88-179311
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; ANODES; CATHODES; CAVITY RESONATORS; INVENTIONS; MAGNETIC INSULATION; OSCILLATORS; ELECTRODES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; RESONATORS 440300* -- Miscellaneous Instruments-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Bacon, L.D., Ballard, W.P., Clark, M.C., and Marder, B.M.. Magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Bacon, L.D., Ballard, W.P., Clark, M.C., & Marder, B.M.. Magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator. United States.
Bacon, L.D., Ballard, W.P., Clark, M.C., and Marder, B.M.. Tue . "Magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {A magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator employs self-generated magnetic fields to generate microwave energy. An anode of the oscillator includes slow-wave structures which are formed of a plurality of thin conductive vanes defining cavities therebetween, and a gap is formed between the anode and a cathode of the oscillator. In response to a pulsed voltage applied to the anode and cathode, self-generated magnetic fields are produced in a cross-field orientation with respect to the orientation of the electric field between the anode and the cathode. The cross-field magnetic fields insulate the flow of electrons in the gap and confine the flow of electrons within the gap. 11 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 19 00:00:00 EDT 1987},
month = {Tue May 19 00:00:00 EDT 1987}
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