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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But the greatest prize of all was the cavity magnetron - Britain's most closely guarded secret.
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.