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Theoretical analysis of a thermal plasma-loaded relativistic traveling wave tube having corrugated slow wave structure with solid electron beam



AbstractA relativistic traveling wave tube with thermal plasma-filled corrugated waveguide is driven by a finite solid electron beam with the entire system immersed in a strong longitudinal magnetic field that magnetized plasma and electron beam. The dispersion relation for the relativistic traveling wave tube is obtained by linear fluid theory. The numerical results show that the growth rate decreases by increasing plasma temperature, waveguide radius, plasma density and electron beam energy. As show in this paper the effect of electron beam density and corrugation period is to increase growth rate.