Seviour, Rebecca and Dexter, Amos (2005) Rapid generation of multipactor charts by numerical solution of the phase equation. Journal of Physics D: Applied PhysicsEmail alert RSS feed, 38 (9). pp. 1383-1388. ISSN 0022-3727

Multipactor charts for parallel plate geometries have been computed using a program that numerically solves a phase equation for the crossing times rather than by detailed computation of electronic paths. Motion in three-dimensional is tracked and detailed models for secondary emission and elastic collisions with the walls are employed. The speed advantage of the method allows the dependence of multipactor prediction on surface properties and multipactor criteria, such as the number of electrons within a shower that are followed, to be assessed over a broad parameter range.