Experiments with nanosecond Plasma Opening Switch at the 1 MA current level

V. M. Bystritskii, Yu A. Glushko, G. A. Mesyats, Ya E. Krasik, A. V. Luchfnskii, V. K. Petin, N. A. Ratakhin, A. A. Sinebrjukhov

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Abstract

The investigation of the nanosecond Plasma Opening Switch (POS) operation with two type of load - short circuited and planar electron diode - was made. With the stored current of 600 kA 450 kA was switched in load inductivity of 15 nH with rise time 5 ns; POS voltage reached 1.3 MV and its impedance - 15 Ohm. With the electron diode load the unefficient turn-on of the diode cathode surface took place: we stored in this case the current of 800 kA through the switch, but the maximum diode current was not more than 300 kA. The duration of the current pulse in the diode measured by pin-hole was equal to 20-30 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990
Pages1017-1021
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 Jul 19905 Jul 1990

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Other1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990
CountryRussian Federation
CityNovosibirsk
Period2.7.905.7.90

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Bystritskii, V. M., Glushko, Y. A., Mesyats, G. A., Krasik, Y. E., Luchfnskii, A. V., Petin, V. K., ... Sinebrjukhov, A. A. (1990). Experiments with nanosecond Plasma Opening Switch at the 1 MA current level. In 1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990 (pp. 1017-1021). [6396394]