Electron beam generation by electron multiplication

Murray, C.; Szapiro, B.; Rocca, J. J.
June 1989
Applied Physics Letters;6/5/1989, Vol. 54 Issue 23, p2303
Academic Journal
We have demonstrated that intense pulsed electron beams can be created by multiplication of lower current electron streams impinging on a high electron yield target. A 17 A electron beam of 1 μs pulse width was generated from a 2.5 A beam bombarding an activated Ag-Mg target 2.5 cm in diameter.


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