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Simulation studies of the relativistic magnetron
Author(s): Robert A. Stark; H. C. Chen; Han Sup Uhm
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Paper Abstract

Simulations of the relativistic magnetron were performed with the 2-D fully electromagnetic particle-in-cell code MAGIC. These simulations reveal that the operating principles of the relativistic magnetron differ fundamentally from those generally thought to apply in these devices; in the fully oscillating state there is no synchronism between the azimuthal motion of the electrons and the rf wave; the gain mechanism has been identified as a negative resistance interaction. Other results of the simulations include rough quantitative agreement with published results of relativistic magnetron experiments performed at Physics International.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43488
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Robert A. Stark, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
H. C. Chen, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Han Sup Uhm, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1407:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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