Accession Number : AD0290086

Title :   STUDY OF TECHNIQUES FOR A HIGH POWER, FAST WAVE PLASMA CYCLOTRON AMPLIFIER

Corporate Author : ELCON LAB INC WATERTOWN MASS

Personal Author(s) : LANGBERG,EDWIN ; BURKHARDT,JAMES L.

Report Date : 20 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The design of a fast wave cyclotron gain experiment is described. The tube uses a direct current pumping field parallel to the magnetic field. The gas fill consists of a mixture of argon and a small impurity of a molecular gas. A rhenium cathode, resistant to chemical attack, is used as a thermionic emitter. The tube comprises a microwave cavity operating in the TE(012) mode at the cyclotron frequency. Coupling to the r.f. field which is orthogonal to the pumping field provides for indication and measurement of the plasma gain properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CYCLOTRONS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *TRAVELING WAVE TUBES, ARGON, CATHODES, GASES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MEASUREMENT, RHENIUM, THERMIONIC EMISSION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE