An electron tube that generates or amplifies microwaves by velocity modulation.
- Modern circular accelerators place klystrons and electromagnets around a circular copper tube to speed up particles.
- The electrons travel through the klystron in cavities, where their speed is regulated.
- These klystrons will be replaced by devices designed to operate for a duration of 1000 s, which are currently being tested.
1930s: from Greek kluzein, klus- 'wash over' + -tron.
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