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Unbalanced field RF electron gun

United States Patent

November 12, 2013
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A design for an RF electron gun having a gun cavity utilizing an unbalanced electric field arrangement. Essentially, the electric field in the first (partial) cell has higher field strength than the electric field in the second (full) cell of the electron gun. The accompanying method discloses the use of the unbalanced field arrangement in the operation of an RF electron gun in order to accelerate an electron beam.
Hofler; Alicia (Newport News, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
12/ 807,136
August 28, 2010
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.