CW quasioptical gyrotron for materials processing

R. P. Fischer, A. W. Fliflet

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The quasioptical gyrotron is under development at the Naval Research Laboratory as a high power source of millimeter-wave radiation. The new application is in the rapid sintering of high-strength ceramic materials and other heating processes. Millimeter-wave radiation is expected to heat samples much more uniformly and rapidly than conventional furnaces, resulting in improved material properties. The new experiment is designed to produce 4 kW average power from 75-95 GHz using a 20 kV, 1.5 A dc electron beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Jun 3 1996Jun 5 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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