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Lecture on magnetron and klystron

  1. May 4, 2009 #1

    Lisa!

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    Well I'm supposed to give a lecture on magnetron and klystron, but honestly I've not found enough usefulsources by googling. Do you know about any good reference?
     
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  3. May 4, 2009 #2

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    How much in detail do you want the info? I'm guessing you already found the "pedestrian" description of a klystron from, say, the http://www.lbl.gov/MicroWorlds/ALSTool/ALS_Components/RFSystem/" [Broken].

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  4. May 4, 2009 #3
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    Here is a link to the SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) klystron development, and also included are links to other klystron history. One error. Only electron accelerators use klystrons. The Tevatron and other proton accelerators use very large vacuum tube pentodes.
    http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/kly/about.html
     
  5. May 11, 2009 #4

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    Thank you very much guys!:smile: The links were very useful. I just don't know why there's not enough source to get information for magnetron!:bugeyes:
     
  6. May 11, 2009 #5
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    Magnetrons are oscillators, not amplifiers. For this reason they are not useful on multi-tube machines, because it is very difficult to synchronize them, but they have been phase-locked. They are useful on one-tube electron accelerators such as medical linear accelerators. I believe the Varian medical linacs are powered by a magnetron. I did see one mothballed multi-magnetron linac (in 1966), in Building 20 at MIT. I think it was about 18 MeV.
     
  7. May 17, 2009 #6

    Lisa!

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    Thank you very much, Bob ! I really appreciate it:smile:
     
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