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Title: Emitron: microwave diode

Abstract

The invention comprises a new class of device, driven by electron or other charged particle flow, for producing coherent microwaves by utilizing the interaction of electromagnetic waves with electron flow in diodes not requiring an external magnetic field. Anode and cathode surfaces are electrically charged with respect to one another by electron flow, for example caused by a Marx bank voltage source or by other charged particle flow, for example by a high energy charged particle beam. This produces an electric field which stimulates an emitted electron beam to flow in the anode-cathode region. The emitted electrons are accelerated by the electric field and coherent microwaves are produced by the three dimensional spatial and temporal interaction of the accelerated electrons with geometrically allowed microwave modes which results in the bunching of the electrons and the pumping of at least one dominant microwave mode.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6194529
Application Number:
ON: DE83010477
Assignee:
EDB-83-077845
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MICROWAVE TUBES; DESIGN; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRON BEAMS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; OPERATION; BEAMS; ELECTRON TUBES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; LEPTON BEAMS; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; PARTICLE BEAMS; RADIATIONS; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Craig, G.D., Pettibone, J.S., and Drobot, A.T. Emitron: microwave diode. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Craig, G.D., Pettibone, J.S., & Drobot, A.T. Emitron: microwave diode. United States.
Craig, G.D., Pettibone, J.S., and Drobot, A.T. Thu . "Emitron: microwave diode". United States.
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title = {Emitron: microwave diode},
author = {Craig, G.D. and Pettibone, J.S. and Drobot, A.T.},
abstractNote = {The invention comprises a new class of device, driven by electron or other charged particle flow, for producing coherent microwaves by utilizing the interaction of electromagnetic waves with electron flow in diodes not requiring an external magnetic field. Anode and cathode surfaces are electrically charged with respect to one another by electron flow, for example caused by a Marx bank voltage source or by other charged particle flow, for example by a high energy charged particle beam. This produces an electric field which stimulates an emitted electron beam to flow in the anode-cathode region. The emitted electrons are accelerated by the electric field and coherent microwaves are produced by the three dimensional spatial and temporal interaction of the accelerated electrons with geometrically allowed microwave modes which results in the bunching of the electrons and the pumping of at least one dominant microwave mode.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {5}
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