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a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fields

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Randall and Boot came up with the cavity magnetron, a powerful electronic booster that could focus radio waves.
But it is the cavity magnetron that has been hailed as the greatest scientific breakthrough of the war.
Following World War II, which saw the development of high-power microwave emitters known as cavity magnetrons, the idea of using microwaves to transmit power was researched.
I transferred from Cardiff to the GEC Research Laboratories in Wembley, London, in 1960, where display cabinets held examples of the cavity magnetrons which these labs had made to assist Sir Robert Watson Watt with his development of radar prior to the outbreak of World War II.