Fundamental Materials Studies for Advanced High Power Microwave and Terahertz Vacuum Electronic Radiation Sources
Final rept. 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2014
WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON BOARD OF REGENTS/RESEARCH SPONSORED PROGRAMS
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The results of research sponsored by this grant address two fundamental questions relevant to the advancement of THz-regime device technology 0.1-3 THz. First, they establish a detailed, comprehensive fundamental understanding, of THz-regime conductivity, including the effects of materials imperfections impurities, defects, surface roughness in conductive materials including metals, semiconductors, and graphene. This includes providing accurate predictive theoretical models, robustly validated by experimental measurements. Second, they establish a fundamental understanding of low-emission-barrier scandate cathodes and identify related, alternative cathode materials systems for advanced vacuum electronic cathodes for high power THz-regime sources.
- Electricity and Magnetism