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Submission Deadline:
31 October 2017

Publication Date:
June 2018

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Guest editors
Dr. David K. Abe
Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. David R. Whaley
L3 Technologies Electron Devices

Dr. Jinjun Feng
Beijing Vacuum Electronics Research Institute

Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Jelonnek
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Dr. Lalit Kumar
Defence Research & Development
Organization India

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David K. Abe

David R. Whaley

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IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Special Issue on Vacuum Electronics

This Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, scheduled for publication in June 2018, will feature the most recent developments and the state of the art in the field of Vacuum Electronics. The Special Issue will include submitted papers from the Vacuum Electronics community. Papers must be new and original material that has not been copyrighted, published or accepted for publication in any other archival publication, that is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, and that will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the Transactions on Electron Devices.

31 OCTOBER 2017

Topical areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Vacuum Electronics Devices (VEDs)

Slow-wave and fast-wave devices
Microwave and mm-wave devices
CW and pulsed-power devices
Free electron lasers and masers
Plasma-filled devices
Field-emission devices
Components (guns, circuits, collectors)
Electronic power conditioners and supplies
Linearizers and system integration

Vacuum Electron Sources
Thermionic cathodes
Cold cathodes
RF breakdown
Photo cathodes
Emission physics

Analysis and computer modeling
Novel materials (dielectrics, etc.)
Fabrication Techniques
Measurement, intermodulation, noise

Submission instructions
Manuscripts should be submitted in a double column format using an IEEE style file. Please visit Author templates to download templates.
Submit your paper at Manuscript central and be sure to indicate that it is a Special Issue paper in the selection type menu.
More information for authors, including a style template, is available at:
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The submitted manuscript must be an enhanced or expanded version of the archived copy of the conference paper. The following checklist applies.

  • The conference paper must be fully cited in the manuscript footnotes.
  • The introduction must explain how the conference paper has been expanded or enhanced.
  • If the conference paper has been revised substantially; the title must also be revised.
  • If the conference paper is not in the XPLORE database, a copy of the
    conference paper must be submitted with the enhanced manuscript.
  • If the copyright for the conference paper is not owned by IEEE, the authors
    must obtain written permission from the copyright owners to reprint all text and figures that are identical to the originals.
  • The reuse of previous work by other authors and all relevant background work must be fully cited in the submitted manuscript.
  • A minimum of a third of the paper must contain new material.

  • Figure captions should be expanded as necessary.
  • Figures and labels should be improved.
  • Redundant and irrelevant figures should be deleted.
  • The introduction should include a description of the motivation for the study.
  • The text should describe how the data were taken, if the procedure was not
    an industry standard.
  • The text should describe any unique experimental set-ups or methods.
  • The text should describe the details of models or software used if not
    available in the literature.
  • The text should describe the details of any mathematical derivations, the
    assumptions made and the domain of validity of the equations.
  • A discussion section should be added.
  • Background data or information may be added.
  • The text should be expanded or re-written to clarify points raised by
    conference participants.
  • The manuscript should not exceed seven published pages.

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