Bunched-Electron GunThe High Technology Foundation’s Power Electronics and Electromagnetics team has completed development of an experimental bunched electron gun for microwave and electron-accelerator applications. The compact gun produces tightly bunched electrons with bunching frequencies in the microwave range. Since electrons from the source are tightly bunched as they exit the gun, electrons may be promptly accelerated in a microwave-driven electron accelerator without the need for bunching cavities, drift spaces, and intervening beam optics. The experimental device produces electron currents approaching the theoretical limit with consistent performance over long periods of time even after the gun has been exposed to ambient air.

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