(DURIP-97) Upgrade of a Long Pulse, High Power Backward Wave Oscillator to Ultraclean Vacuum Conditions
Final rept. 1 Mar 97-28 Feb 99
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
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A brazed ceramic insulator stack has been designed and constructed for use on the University of New Mexico long pulse PI-110A electron beam accelerator that is being used to drive a high power backward wave oscillator. This ceramic insulator stack now establishes an environment within the high power tube that is similar to the environment found in commercially manufactured vacuum tubes such as klystrons. Detailed experiments will follow to establish whether this new environment leads to significant advances in the output energy that is radiated from these type of sources.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics