Energy loss in spark gap switches

V. I. Oreshkin, I. V. Lavrinovich

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The paper reports on numerical study of the energy loss in spark gap switches. The operation of the switches is analyzed using the Braginsky model which allows calculation of the time dependence of the spark channel resistance. The Braginsky equation is solved simultaneously with generator circuit equations for different load types. Based on the numerical solutions, expressions which determine both the energy released in a spark gap switch and the switching time are derived.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043513
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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