Investigation of a klystron with a pseudospark-sourced electron beam

D. Bowes, H. Yin, A.W. Cross, W. He, A.D.R. Phelps, K. Ronald, Xiaodong Chen, Daohui Li

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Investigation has been undertaken at the University of Strathclyde to simulate, design and construct a klystron amplifier with an operating frequency of 94 GHz. A novel beam source shall be utilized in the form of a pseudospark discharge, a form of low-pressure, high-current plasma discharge which produces an electron beam possessing high brightness as well as self-focusing properties. The seed signal for the klystron will be fed in using a tapered dielectric-lined iris coupling system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012020
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • pseudospark
  • klystron
  • electron beams
  • pseudospark discharge

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