IVEC 2021 aims at being an international forum of information and technical discussion between the various players in the field of vacuum electronics: designers, researchers, young and experienced engineers, scientists, device users, manufacturers, operators, government/institutions, academics and of course, our valuable students.

We invite you to submit papers with the results of your latest work and experiences in the field of vacuum electronics. Submissions from all groups are highly encouraged and appreciated. IVEC 2021 will provide a unique place for the exchange of scientific and technical information and will foster collaboration and cooperation in the vacuum electronics domain both at European and worldwide level.

A special highlight of IVEC 2021 will be the introduction of a new topic, focused on nano-vacuum electronics. IVEC 2021 is the ideal forum to present and discuss the promising research from this field with the wider vacuum electronics community.

Even in the absence of the traditional social event, the John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics, the Vacuum Electronics Young Scientist Award and the Best Student Paper Award will be presented.

Sponsor Type:1; 9


Natanael Ayllon     
European Space Agency (ESA)

Roberto Dionisio     
European Space Agency (ESA)

Felix Mentgen              
European Space Agency (ESA)

John Jelonnek             
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), TPC Chair  

Philippe Thouvenin          
Thales Electron Devices, TPC Co-Chair

Call for paper

Important date

Abstract submission deadline
Abstract notification of acceptance

Submission Topics

Papers for IVEC 2021 are sought on the following topics:

1. Vacuum Electron Devices

Traveling-wave devices (microwave and mmWave TWTs)  
Backward-wave devices (oscillators and amplifiers)  
Transit-time devices (klystrons, MBKs, EIOs/EIKs) 
Inductive output devices (IOTs)  
Crossed-field devices (e.g. magnetrons, oscillators and amplifiers)  
Fast-wave devices (e.g. gyrotrons, oscillators and amplifiers)  
Free electron lasers and masers, undulators  
High-power microwave / RF directed energy devices  
Triodes, tetrodes and pentodes
Plasma filled amplifiers and oscillators  
Novel spatially distributed electron beam devices  
Novel mm-Wave and Terahertz amplifiers and oscillators    
Plasma devices and thrusters  
Power switches  
Pulse compression devices

2. Emitter/Cathode Technologies and Emission Physics

Thermionic emitters (e.g. directly heated emitters, dispenser cathodes, scandate emitters)
Non-thermionic emitters (e.g. photocathodes, secondary emitters)
Field emitters/arrays (e.g. SiC nanowires)
Novel emitter materials and technologies (e.g. graphene)
Novel cathode design, fabrication and characterization
Accelerator emission physics (breakdown, halo, emittance)

3. Key Components, Tools, Technologies and new trends

Key components (e.g. guns, couplers, severs, circuits, vacuum windows, collectors)
Materials (e.g. dielectric and magnetic materials, coatings)
Metamaterial structures and designs
Analysis and computer modelling
Simulation/design tools (PIC, multi-physics)
RF breakdown
Linearity, intermodulation and noise
Thermal power management and control
Components/devices miniaturization
Advanced manufacturing technologies (e.g. additive manufacturing, laser ablation)
Measurements techniques and diagnostics
Sensors and detectors

4. Subsystems

Microwave and mm-Wave power modules
Electronic power conditioners, modulators, and supplies
Vacuum components and systems
Amplifier and antenna interfaces
Device and system integration
System performance and reliability

5. Systems and Applications

Wireless communication (e.g. future broadband technologies, THz wireless communication) 
Electric propulsion
Applications in medicine and industry 
Particle accelerators 
Nuclear fusion 
Materials processing and lithography 
Radar technologies and systems (e.g. space observation, long range radar) 
Electronic countermeasures 
High-power microwave systems 
X-Ray imaging 
Ultra-fast electron microscopy

6. Nano vacuum electronics 

Emerging material and structure for cathode 
Numerical simulation and modeling 
Negative workfunction cathode 
In-depth reliability study and aging mechanism 
Circuit primitive and applications 
Compact model 

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  • Conference Date

    Apr 27



    Apr 30


  • Jan 15 2021

    Abstract Submission Deadline

  • Feb 24 2021

    Abstract Notification of Acceptance

  • Apr 30 2021

    Registration deadline

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