klystron klystron

Definition(s):

  • (n) an electron tube used to generate or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region by velocity modulation

Usage(s):

  1. Across the far north of Canada and Alaska, Litton klystron tubes generate radar beams for the Distant Early Warning line.
  2. The danger was eliminated by installing extra lead shielding for the klystron tubes in the transmitters.

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