Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

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

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)


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.