Determination of the effective resistance of a plasma opening switch

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Experiments with a short-circuited load and an aluminum wire array with a varied initial resistance were performed by using a GIT-4 inductivc-energy-storage generator with a plasma opening switch. The dependences Rp(t) for this switch were calculated using a set of statistical data obtained in experiments. The effective resistance of the plasma opening switch (∼1.2 Ω) establishes in 70-100 ns and remains virtually constant for the subsequent time interval of 40-70 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation

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