cavity magnetron


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cavity magnetron

[′kav·əd·ē ′mag·nə‚trän]
(electronics)
A magnetron having a number of resonant cavities forming the anode; used as a microwave oscillator.
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In fact, all of the radar activities of the Radiation Lab can be considered the world's biggest ECCM project, since all the Radiation Lab radars utilized the then new cavity magnetron which operated at microwave frequencies.
Two teams of researchers discovered, first, how to control short-wave radio waves by cavity magnetron, which led rapidly to the development of a practicable radar system, an absolutely vital ingredient in the winning of the war and, secondly, the work which led to the development of the atomic bomb,' he writes.
It represents the cavity magnetron developed by researchers John Randall and Henry Boot at the University of Birmingham.