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Design of a triodelike electron gun for millimeter-wave gyrodevices

Robertson, Craig and Young, Alan and Ronald, Kevin and Cross, Adrian and Whyte, Colin (2012) Design of a triodelike electron gun for millimeter-wave gyrodevices. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 59 (9). 2520 - 2523. ISSN 0018-9383

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Abstract

A computational study has been made on the design of a 150-kV triodelike switchable electron gun. A smooth magnetic cusp arrangement was used to produce an axis-encircling beam. Numerical optimization of this arrangement led to a gun design that produced beam parameters of Ib ∼ 6 A, α = 1.2, and dα ∼ 15%. It has also been shown that this triode design can produce beam suppression at ∼2 kV while not interfering with the beam parameters under operation conditions.