Investigation of a klystron with a pseudospark-sourced electron beam

Bowes, D. and Yin, H. and Cross, A.W. and He, W. and Phelps, A.D.R. and Ronald, K. and Chen, Xiaodong and Li, Daohui (2014) Investigation of a klystron with a pseudospark-sourced electron beam. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 511 (1). ISSN 1742-6588

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    Abstract

    Investigation has been undertaken at the University of Strathclyde to simulate, design and construct a klystron amplifier with an operating frequency of 94 GHz. A novel beam source shall be utilized in the form of a pseudospark discharge, a form of low-pressure, high-current plasma discharge which produces an electron beam possessing high brightness as well as self-focusing properties. The seed signal for the klystron will be fed in using a tapered dielectric-lined iris coupling system.