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The Role of Elastic and Inelastic Electron Reflection in Multipactor Discharges.

Seviour, Rebecca (2005) The Role of Elastic and Inelastic Electron Reflection in Multipactor Discharges. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 52 (8). pp. 1927-1930. ISSN 0018-9383

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In this brief, it is demonstrated that the inclusion of primary electron elastic and inelastic reflection from the surfaces of vacuum RF electronic systems can result in a multipactor discharge where under current techniques multipactor is predicted not to occur. Electron reflection effectively broadens the phase range over which multipactor can occur, as the increased energy available to reflected electrons allows electrons to travel further through retarding fields and electrons can via reflection "bounce" along the surface until the phase of the RF changes to a favorable range. Multipactor at these neo-band points is dependent upon reflected electrons to increase the phase range over which electron multiplication occurs.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 14048
Deposited By: Dr Rebecca Seviour
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2008 13:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 01:11
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