Efficiency of pulse high-current generator energy transfer into plasma liner energy

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Abstract

The efficiency of capacitor-bank energy transfer from a high-current pulse generator into kinetic energy of a plasma liner has been analyzed. The analysis was performed using a model including the circuit equations and equations of the cylindrical shell motion. High efficiency of the energy transfer into kinetic energy of the liner is shown to be achieved only by a low-inductance generator. We considered an "ideal" liner load in which the load current is close to zero in the final of the shell compression. This load provides a high (up to 80%) efficiency of energy transfer and higher stability when compressing the liner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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