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Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 859052, 4 pages
Research Article

Dependence on Frequency of the Electromagnetic Field Distribution inside a Cylindrical Cavity Excited through an Off-Axis Aperture

1Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Via S. Sofia 62, 95123 Catania, Italy
2Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Catania, Via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania, Italy
3Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica e delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy

Received 18 November 2007; Accepted 18 March 2008

Academic Editor: Tibor Berceli

Copyright © 2008 Fabrizio Consoli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To explain the relevant changes in the electron cyclotron resonance ion source behaviour for small variations of the exciting radiation frequency, we determine the spatial distribution of the field within the cavity for every resonant mode.