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drift tube

noun, Radio.
1.
a conducting enclosure, usually cylindrical, held at a constant potential so that electrons or charged particles within will experience no force, and therefore no change in velocity.
Compare Klystron (def 1).
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Examples for drift tube
  • The rate constant for electron attachment to a neutral can be measured as a function of mean electron energy in a drift tube.
  • Details of the drift tube design and internal construction are proprietary.
  • Slots bored in the center drift tube allow for six viewing ports arranged perpendicular to the electron beam.
British Dictionary definitions for drift tube

drift tube

noun
1.
(physics) a hollow cylindrical electrode to which a radio-frequency voltage is applied in a linear accelerator
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