Development of a high-power magnicon amplifier at 11.424 GHz

S. H. Gold, O. A. Nezhevenko, V. P. Yakovlev, A. K. Kinkead, E. V. Kozyrev, A. W. Fliflet, B. Hafizi, R. True, J. L. Hansen, J. L. Hirshfield

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The magnicon is a deflection-modulated microwave amplifier tube being developed as a prototype rf source for the proposed TeV Next Linear Collider. A 11.424 GHz repetitively-pulsed magnicon using a thermionic electron gun is presented. This magnicon makes use of an advanced high-convergence Pierce-type electron gun that is designed to produce a 500-keV, 210-A, 1.5-mm-diameter electron beam. The gun is driven a 1-μsec, 10-Hz modulator. A matching 7-kG, 20-cm-bore water-cooled magnet is fabricated for the experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Raleigh, NC, USA
Duration: Jun 1 1998Jun 4 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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