Accession Number:

AD0603321

Title:

STUDY OF MICROWAVE GENERATION UTILIZING DOUBLE-STREAM INSTABILITIES IN ANISTROPIC MEDIA

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 4 Nov 1963-31 Jan 1964

Corporate Author:

MICROWAVE ELECTRONICS PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A physical basis for the amplification of an rf signal by the interaction between counterstreaming beams of negative and positive charges is presented. The description and analysis for this discrete-velocity double- stream amplification process provides a simplified analogy to the operation of the double-stream amplifier, utilizing pyrolytic graphite, under investigation. The characteristics of pyrolytic graphite that are important to the existence of double-stream instabilities are discussed. The effective masses of the holes and electrons are extremely small so that the long relaxation times required for the two-stream instability process are possible. It is shown that carrier mobilities and densities can be determined from three separate measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE