Designing a Converging-beam Electron Gun and Focusing Solenoid

A frequent electron gun design goal is to produce a converging beam that matches to a focusing solenoid. This white paper describes a case study for a system to generate a narrow electron beam at high-current density and to transport it over a distance exceeding 8.0 cm for experiments on high- frequency microwave generation.

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