Fast energy output from a high-current pulsed capacitor by using a pseudospark gap

N. V. Zharova, N. A. Ratakhin, A. V. Saushkin, V. F. Fedushchak, A. A. Erfort

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Results of works on a fast energy output from a capacitor by using a pseudospark gap are described. For this purpose, an HCEIcap 50-0.1 capacitor was specially designed with a combined paper-film insulation impregnated with a castor oil with three types of films: mylar, polypropylene, and teflon. A TDI1-50K/50 pseudospark gap was modified so that the total circuit inductance did not exceed 10 nH. During tests at 40-45 kV, current pulses of ∼ 100 kA with a 2.4 × 1012-A/s rise rate were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-387
Number of pages4
JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Instrumentation

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