Accession Number : AD0164258

Title :   High Intensity Electron Beam Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : DePackh,David C.

Report Date : 07 SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a high current electron beam generator including an anode and a cathode located within a vacuum enclosure. Both the anode and the cathode have a generally conical shape with the cathode being located inside the anode. Alternately, a coaxial alignment may be employed. Upon the application of a high voltage signal across the anode and cathode and due to the particular configurations used, electrons emitted from the cathode are forced to flow for the most part along rather than across equipotential lines of the electric field. This parapotential flow produces a high intensity electron beam which can be subsequently focused for use in various applications.

Descriptors :   *Electron guns, *Patents, Electron beams, Generators, Diodes

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE