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Title Dielectric Multipactor Discharges at 110 GHz
  • S. C. Schaub
    MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • M.A. Shapiro, R.J. Temkin
    MIT/PSFC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Abstract A 1.5 MW, 110 GHz gyrotron has been used to experimentally measure the maximum sustainable fields on dielectric materials in vacuum. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the suitability of these materials for future applications in high frequency linear accelerators and high power terahertz components. To our knowledge, these are the first measurements of multipactor phenomena in the millimeter wave or terahertz frequency range. Materials tested include alumina, sapphire, fused quartz, crystal quartz, and high resistivity silicon. Dielectric samples were tested both as windows, with electric fields parallel to the surface, and sub-wavelength dielectric rod waveguides, with electric fields perpendicular to the surface. Surface electric fields in excess of 52 MV/m were achieved in 3 microsecond pulses. Visible light emission, absorbed/scattered microwave power, and emitted electrons were measured to characterize the discharges on the dielectric surfaces. The results of these experiments have been compared to theoretical calculations of multipactor discharges, testing these theories at significantly higher frequencies than has been done before.
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Conference IPAC2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (9th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2018 Proccedings
Session MC3/6/7 Poster Session
Date 03-May-18   16:00–17:30
Main Classification 03 Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Technologies
Sub Classification A15 New Acceleration Techniques (including DLA and THz)
Keywords multipactoring, cavity, experiment, GUI, vacuum
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Shane Koscielniak (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada); Todd Satogata (JLab, Newport News, VA, USA); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Jana Thomson (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
ISBN 978-3-95450-184-7
Published June 2018
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