Fabrication of 0.346 THz BWO for Plasma Diagnostics

Feng, Jinjun and Tang, Ye and Gamzina, Diana and Li, Xiang and Popovic, Branko and Gonzalez, Michelle and Himes, Logan and Barchfeld, Robert and Li, Hanyan and Pan, Pan and Letizia, Rosa and Paoloni, Claudio and Luhmann Jr., Neville C. (2018) Fabrication of 0.346 THz BWO for Plasma Diagnostics. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 65 (6). p. 2156. ISSN 0018-9383

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Abstract

Nuclear fusion energy is perhaps one of the most demanding challenges the scientific community is facing. Unfortunately, the plasma is affected by micro-turbulence, which is still not fully understood, but which can degrade plasma confinement. The 0.346 THz backward wave oscillator is the enabling device for a high-k plasma collective scattering diagnostic that will provide unprecedented insight on turbulence thereby contributing to the realization of fully operational fusion reactors. This paper describes the final fabrication phase of the 0.346 THz backward wave oscillator for the collective scattering diagnostic jointly performed in an international project, involving three leading institutions in vacuum electronics. The advancements in technology will open the route to new families of THz vacuum electron devices to enable new THz applications and provide industry with new advanced processes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 124563
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2018 13:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2020 04:16
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/124563

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