Application of a cylindrical diode as a load with vacuum insulation in high-voltage generators

S. Ya Belomyttsev, A. A. Grishkov, A. A. Zherlitsyn, B. M. Koval'Chuk

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    Results of experimental tests of the possibility of using cylindrical diodes in the self-magnetic insulation mode as an equivalent load with a stable impedance of about units of ohms at voltages below 450 kV are given. The diode with a radial size of 10 cm and an interelectrode gap of 1.5 cm demonstrated a stable resistance of 3 Ω within 200 ns. The analyzed results show that the current of the self-magnetic insulation in the diode is determined by the limiting current.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)370-375
    Number of pages6
    JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009


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    • Instrumentation

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