crossed-field device

crossed-field device

[′krȯst ‚fēld di′vīs]
(electronics)
Any instrument which uses the motion of electrons in perpendicular electric and magnetic fields to generate microwave radiation, either as an amplifier or oscillator.
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The second part of the crossed-field device session was chaired by Grant St.
The morning was occupied with parallel sessions on crossed-field devices and helix traveling-wave tubes.
Robertson, of Varian, described a particle-in-cell code being developed for the simulation of crossed-field devices using parallel processing.
Contributors cover klystrons, traveling-ray tubes, gyro-amplifiers, crossed-field devices, micro-fabricated MVEDs, enhanced electronbeam sources (along with advice on achieving linear amplification), computational modeling, next-generation structures and circuits, applied materials technologies, and high-power microwave sources.
"Crossed-field Devices: Where Are We and Options for the Future" by L.
Vacuum electronics technology embraces a wide range of devices, including the traditional multiterminal vacuum tubes, such as triodes, pentodes and beam power tubes, as well as many linear-beam and crossed-field devices, which employ either slow- or fast-wave structures, such as TWTs, klystrons, backward-wave amplifiers and oscillators, gyrotrons, free electron lasers and Cerenkov devices.