MILLIMETER WAVE GENERATION BY PLASMA.
Interim engineering rept. no. 2, 30 Sep-31 Dec 63.
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y
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This second engineering report describes in more detail the components of the millimeter wave generation experiment. No major changes have been made in the design of the experiment or the approach since the previous engineering report, although refinements and simplfications have been made. These refinements have reduced the cost of the experiment and increased the probability of early success in assessing the conversion phenomena. The experimental tube is now a single section, sealed off, gettered unit containing a Pierce type electron injector, a 9 Gc four turn resonant helix, a single, cold cathode PIG plasma generator, a TMO1 microwave pipe radiator and a mercury appendage. PIG discharge and plasma compression occurs simultaneously in a period of 300-500 microseconds. Conversion effects are monitored throughout the compression and decaying cycle of the magnetic field. Author