beam is a fundamental part of all types of linear accelerators around the world
in the field of Experimental High Energy Physics. Thermionic beam is very
inexpensive and simple to produce. In this work, we give an overview of
generation, design and applications of the electron beam with particular
reference to e-beam generation at high energy linear accelerators. Experimental
data are presented
in tabular form for ready reference. We also make an evaluation of these high
energy sources with our in-house designed e-beam gun. Finally, a comparison has been presented
in terms of characteristic parameters of all these high performance sources.
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