Comparative Study of Multipactor Effect in Rectangular and Parallel-Plate Waveguides Partially Loaded with Dielectric
A. Berenguer, A. Coves, and E. Bronchalo
2019 PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS)  (Rome (Italy), June 2019)
Ed. IEEE  - p. 2467


In this work, a comparative study of the susceptibility chart in a partially dielectric- loaded rectangular waveguide and in its equivalent partially dielectric-loaded parallel-plate waveguide with the same height is performed. This study shows how the inhomogeneity of the electric field inside the rectangular waveguide modiŻes the edges of the multipactor susceptibility chart with respect to that predicted by the parallel-plate waveguide case. Moreover, comparisons of the evolution of the population and the trajectory of the e®ective electron and the DC field appearing in the waveguide in a point well inside the multipactor region obtained with both models are performed, showing some quantitative di®erences in the multipactor evolution, but a similar qualitative behaviour is observed.