traveling-wave magnetron

traveling-wave magnetron

[′trav·əl·iŋ ¦wāv ′mag·nə‚trän]
(electronics)
A traveling-wave tube in which the electrons move in crossed static electric and magnetic fields that are substantially normal to the direction of wave propagation, as in practically all modern magnetrons.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.