Determining the effective resistance of a current plasma interrupter

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Experiments are described with a short-circuited load and wire aluminum liner at different initial resistances. The experiments were carried out at the Marx generator facility with an intermediate induction storage and plasma interrupter. On the base of obtained statistical data are calculated the time dependences of the effective resistance for the current plasma interrupter. It is shown that this effective resistance becomes established after 70-100 ns and during following 40-70 ns is practically constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalPribory i Tekhnika Eksperimenta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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