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I received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in 2012.
As a researcher, I have experience working on a variety of research projects including gyrotron travelling wave amplifiers, plasma filled microwave sources, microwave pulse compression and free electron lasers. I have led the development of gyro-TWAs in terms of design, computational simulation techniques and laboratory experimentation. I have carried out world-leading experiments of high power broadband mm-wave/THz amplifiers that have great potential in EPR/DNP and mm-wave wireless and satellite communications. I have successfully demonstrated a world-record 88-104GHz continuously tuneable, high power (10kW) Gyro-BWO experiment (2012), and a gyro-amplifier achieving 3.4kW with a 3dB instantaneous frequency bandwidth of at least 5.5GHz at W-band (2017).
Broadband, high power, mm-wave/terahertz gyrotron travelling wave amplifiers for next-generation magnetic resonance spectroscopy, telecommunications, security imaging and radar; Gyrotron backward wave oscillator; Conventional travelling wave amplifiers; Electron beam generation; Beam-wave interaction, Low-pressure gas discharge; Plasma filled high power microwave sources; Free electron lasers and pulsed power technologies.
Terahertz High-Harmonic Gyrotron Oscillator By Using Metasurface Cylindrical Cavity (Newton Advanced Fellowship - Prof Chao-Hai Du)
28/03/18 → 27/03/21
Project: Research Fellowship
Donaldson, C. R., Zhang, L., He, W., Cross, A. W., Ronald, K. & Whyte, C. G., 6 Jan 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 68, 1, p. 364-368 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Nix, L. J. R., Zhang, L., He, W., Donaldson, C. R., Ronald, K., Cross, A. W. & Whyte, C. G., 4 May 2020, In: Physics of Plasmas. 27, 5, 7 p., 053101.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Data for: "Study of a 0.35 THz Extended Interaction Oscillator Driven by a Pseudospark-Sourced Sheet Electron Beam"
Data for STFC project: "DC power supply to drive W-band gyrotron travelling wave amplifier for satellite uplink and wireless telecommunication applications"
Zhang, Liang (Recipient), 1 May 2019
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)