multipactor

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multipactor

[′məl·tə‚pak·tər]
(electronics)
A high-power, high-speed microwave switching device in which a thin electron cloud is driven back and forth between two parallel plane surfaces in a vacuum by a radio-frequency electric field.
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The results from the study have given a clearer insight into the mechanism of the multipactor effect and those parameters that are important for its eradication or reduction.
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