Electron beam and microwave pulse generation by using energy of chemical explosives

E. I. Azarkevich, A. N. Didenko, A. G. Zherlitsyn, Yu V. Karpushin, A. A. Leont'ev, G. V. Mel'nikov, V. B. Mintsev, A. E. Ushnurtsev, G. P. Fomenko, V. E. Fortov, V. I. Tsvetkov, V. B. Shnejder, B. K. Yasel'skij

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A transformer-free circuit for converting energy of condensed explosives to energy of electron beams and microwave radiation has been offered. The circuit is used to investigate the generation of relativistic electron beams and microwave radiation. Voltage pulses up to 600 kV and currents up to 16 KA have been obtained at the device, based on a triode with a virtual cathode. These voltage and current values correspond to the radiation power of a relativistic electron beam equal to 10GW. The radiation power of a beam introduced to the atmosphere was equal to 100 MW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalTeplofizika Vysokikh Temperatur
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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