traveling-wave magnetron oscillations

traveling-wave magnetron oscillations

[′trav·əl·iŋ ¦wāv ′mag·nə‚trän ‚äs·ə‚lā·shənz]
(electronics)
Oscillations sustained by the interaction between the space-charge cloud of a magnetron and a traveling electromagnetic field whose phase velocity is approximately the same as the mean velocity of the cloud.
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