Picture of UK Houses of Parliament

Leading national thinking on politics, government & public policy through Open Access research

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the School of Government & Public Policy, based within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Research here is 1st in Scotland for research intensity and spans a wide range of domains. The Department of Politics demonstrates expertise in understanding parties, elections and public opinion, with additional emphases on political economy, institutions and international relations. This international angle is reflected in the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) which conducts comparative research on public policy. Meanwhile, the Centre for Energy Policy provides independent expertise on energy, working across multidisciplinary groups to shape policy for a low carbon economy.

Explore the Open Access research of the School of Government & Public Policy. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Pseudospark sourced beam-wave interaction experiments

Cross, A.W. and Yin, H. and He, W. and Phelps, A.D.R. and Ronald, K. and Whyte, C.G. and Robertson, C.W. IEEE , ed. (2007) Pseudospark sourced beam-wave interaction experiments. In: Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 2007 and the 2007 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2007-09-02 - 2007-09-09.

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

Abstract

A pseudospark (PS) discharge has been shown to be a promising source of high quality, high intensity electron and ion beam pulses. A PS electron beam is ideal to drive high frequency radiation generators in the W-band (75 GHz to 110 GHz) due to its small beam size and the compactness of the device. This paper will present experimental results of the production of pseudospark-sourced electron beams from a 14-gap pseudospark discharge powered by a pulsed power system (a cable pulser) capable of producing 120 ns duration and 180 kV voltage pulses. Interaction between the electron beam and a W-band backward slow wave structure has been simulated using the particle-in-cell code MAGIC. High power radiation in the W-band frequency range was predicted. Microwave pulses were successfully detected from the experiment.