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.
Regarding the power handling capabilities, although we do not have access to high-power phenomena simulators, such as corona or multipactor effects, conservative theoretical simulations show that this structure can manage several kW.