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mag·ne·tron

 (măg′nĭ-trŏn′)
n.
A microwave tube in which electrons generated from a heated cathode are affected by magnetic and electric fields in such a way as to produce microwave radiation used in radar and in microwave ovens.

magnetron

(ˈmæɡnɪˌtrɒn)
n
(Electronics) an electronic valve with two coaxial electrodes used with an applied magnetic field to generate high-power microwave oscillations, esp for use in radar
[C20: from magnet + electron]

mag•ne•tron

(ˈmæg nɪˌtrɒn)

n.
a two-element vacuum tube used to generate microwaves.
[1920–25; magne (to)- + -tron]

mag·ne·tron

(măg′nĭ-trŏn′)
An electron tube that produces microwave radiation by applying magnetic and electric fields to a stream of electrons emitted by a heated filament. Magnetrons are used in radar and in microwave ovens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnetron - a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fieldsmagnetron - a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fields; used mainly in microwave oscillators
electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube, tube - electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
Translations
magnétron
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000 - magnetrons, klystrons, microwave devices and other electronic vacuum or gas-filled tubes
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I transferred from Cardiff to the GEC Research Laboratories in Wembley, London, in 1960, where display cabinets held examples of the cavity magnetrons which these labs had made to assist Sir Robert Watson Watt with his development of radar prior to the outbreak of World War II.
Dual magnetrons deliver 1800W of power, which is controlled by the system's patented PowerMAX technology.
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Klystrons, Traveling Wave Tubes, Magnetrons, Crossed-Field Amplifiers, and Guyrotrons
Ron Gilgenbach, an AFOSR-sponsored researcher at the University of Michigan, a new class of magnetrons was invented that holds the potential for more compact Department of Defense microwave sources with faster start-up, as well as higher peak and average power.
3 million contract with Tomo-Therapy, of Wisconsin, to supply magnetrons and compact modulators from its electronic tube division for use in the TomoTherapy Hi-Art radiation therapy system, used in cancer treatment.
Multiple magnetrons are used to generate the microwave energy, and it's not unusual to find 2.