High-current pulse generator for plasma focus

Alexander VLadimirovich Nashilevskiy, G. G. Kanaev, V. I. Krauz, V. V. Myalton, G. E. Remnev, V. P. Vinogradov

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An electrical circuit is described and the construction of the high-current pulse generator is represented. The generator has the following parameters: output voltage is ∼ 20kV, current is ∼ 100kA, it operates in a nanosecond range of time (∼ 300ns), the pulse repetition rate is up to 10Hz in a continuous mode, and it is intended for plasma focus supply. The generator is based on the capacitive storage discharge through toroidal pulse transformer to electrodes of the plasma focus. A low-inductance multichannel spark-gap is used as a switch in the generator. The stored energy of the generator is ∼ 600J. The first results of the experimental operation of the generator with plasma focus are given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 201123 Jun 2011


Other18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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