Accession Number:

AD0611161

Title:

DIRECT MICROWAVE RADIATION FROM 100 KEV ELECTRON BUNCHES IN A CIRCULAR ORBIT.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for Apr 63-Sep 64,

Corporate Author:

CLARKSON COLL OF TECHNOLOGY POTSDAM N Y

Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

This task called for a study and investigation of the generation of microwave energy by direct radiation from electron bunches orbiting in a strong magnetic field. Electrons were injected into a magnetic field whose strength was 2000 gauss. Microwave energy was detected at the fundamental bunching frequency of 4000 MCS. This energy was measured to be .2 microwatts. There was no detectable harmonic microwave energy. Experimental results were in general agreement with the theory, except that the radiation output was much lower than theoretical predictions. This was thought to be due to inadequate bunching. This program has demonstrated that it is feasible to obtain direct microwave radiation by this method. Author As appendixes there are included theses 1 by Lawrence G. Space with the same title as this final report and 2 by William R. Menges, A study of nearly circular trajectories in a static magnetic field.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE