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A cusp gun Gyro-TWA with helical interaction region

Rowlands, D.H. and Phelps, A.D.R. and Young, A.R. and Whyte, C.G. and He, W. and Cross, A.W. and Robertson, C.W. and Ronald, K. (2007) A cusp gun Gyro-TWA with helical interaction region. In: Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference. IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference IVEC . IEEE, pp. 235-236. ISBN 1-4244-0633-1

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A thermionic cusp gun gyro-TWA has been designed and simulated and experiments on a plasma flare cusp gun gyro-TWA have been successfully completed. Based on the highly promising results of both simulations and experiments, the thermionic cusp gun is now under construction and is due to be tested in the near future.