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magnetron

[mag′nətron]
Etymology: Gk, magnesia, lodestone, trum, device
a source of microwave energy used in medical linear accelerators to accelerate electrons to the therapeutic energies.

mag·ne·tron

(mag'nĕ-tron)
Device within a linear accelerator that serves as a microwave amplifier and oscillator.
See also: klystron
[magnet + -tron fr. electron]
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However, the University of Michigan researchers have revolutionized the design of both conventional and inverted magnetrons by expanding the cathode (negatively charged electrode) and anode (positively charged electrode) area into a new type of magnetron, which permits higher current and a larger area for heat dissipation in a more compact device.
Multi-magnetron industrial installations, mainly in the food, ceramics and rubber industries and in foundries, may be designed for each individual magnetron to operate with better stability than in a domestic microwave oven; but the fact that there may be tens or even hundreds of simultaneously operating magnetrons in a single small building indeed creates an impossible situation for any communication system trying to operate in the same band.
Such devices operate more stably at high power levels than conventional magnetrons with the strap-vane structure;
According to Kesselring, the dryer has three operating modes: microwave plus resistance heating, microwave plus magnetron waste heating, and microwave heating only.
Modulation in film stress through the magnetron technology of the Endeavor's S-gun based PVD reactor enables ultra-thin wafers to undergo the PVD process without cracking.
Current VSim user, Jim Browning, Professor at Boise State University, had this to say of VSim, "VSim FDTD-PIC simulation was useful in our magnetron research because of VSims powerful parallel capabilities and its ease of use for those researchers who are not experts in the setup and use of advanced simulations.
This paper presents a proceeding for achievement of optimized resonant cavity used at magnetrons with multiple cavities, type vane or slit, having a metallic structure of anodic block with metal-metal (MML) or metal-insulation-metal covered layers (MIML) (Maghiar et al.
How the receiver LO tracks the frequency drift of the magnetron must be considered.
In combination with computer-controlled operation of the individual magnetrons, this hybrid chamber system (multi mode plus plane wave mode) allows one to obtain for the first time higher temperatures in the product centre (centre of the tray, half product height) than at the edges and corners.
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5) determines the effective length of main constructive elements, respectively the filament of WTh and central core of Mo, assuring a correct behavior of weld joints during of magnetrons working.