Microwave Multipactor Breakdown Between Two Cylinders

  title={Microwave Multipactor Breakdown Between Two Cylinders},
  author={Joel Rasch and D. 0. Anderson and Joakim F. Johansson and Mietek Lisak and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Puech and E. I. Rakova and V. E. Semenov},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
An analysis has been made of the microwave breakdown threshold for multipactor in an open structure comprising two parallel cylinders, approximating, e.g., parts of a helix antenna. The electron motion in the corresponding electromagnetic field is analyzed by separating the motion into a slowly varying drift velocity (driven by the ponderomotive force due… CONTINUE READING