Experimental and numerical investigation of multipactor discharges in a coaxial waveguide
Journal article, 2010

An experimental and numerical investigation is made of multipactor discharges in a coaxial waveguide. Particular attention is given to the determination of the multipactor threshold and the distribution of the impact energy of the electrons. Simulations are carried out for different parameters of the secondary emission coefficient of the electrode surfaces. This makes it possible to determine these parameters through a comparison between the numerical and experimental results. The comparison also shows that the observed multipactor is mainly of polyphase (non-resonant) nature and represents a mixture of single- and double-surface multipactor discharges.

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Author

I.A. Kossyi

Russian Academy of Sciences

G. S. Luk'yanchikov

Russian Academy of Sciences

V. E. Semenov

Russian Academy of Sciences

N. A. Zharova

Russian Academy of Sciences

Dan Anderson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Non-Linear Electrodynamics

Mietek Lisak

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Non-Linear Electrodynamics

J. Puech

CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

0022-3727 (ISSN)

Vol. 43 34

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

Other Physics Topics

DOI

10.1088/0022-3727/43/34/345206

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