Temperature dependence of ferrimagnetic based nonlinear transmission line

J. W. Braggy, J. Dickens, A. Neuber

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Ferrite loaded nonlinear transmission lines (NLTLs) are able to act as high power microwave sources, utilizing the nonlinearities present in ferrimagnetic materials and the excitation of damped gyromagnetic precession at high incident power levels. Ferrimagnetic properties depend greatly on operating temperatures; therefore, there exists a need to know the ideal temperature at which to operate ferrite loaded NLTLs. Ferrites are chilled or heated to a certain temperature for a time suitable to allow internal ferrite temperature uniformity. Experimental temperatures ranged from approximately -20 °C up to 150 °C, which is slightly above the Curie temperature of the loaded ferrites. This temperature range allows observation of precession dependence on temperature while maintaining ferrimagnetic properties and a single look at the behavior outside the ferrimagnetic regime. Above the Curie temperature the loaded ferrites become paramagnetic and lose ferrimagnetic properties. The design, testing, and results are detailed for an NLTL measuring 0.3 m length and ferrite inner and outer diameters of 3 mm and 6 mm respectively. Figures comparing output waveforms at different temperatures, output power versus temperature, and output frequency versus temperature are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference Record - PPC 2011, Pulsed Power Conference 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2011
Event18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference


Conference18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


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