High power megavolt pulsed generator with nanosecond rise time

G. F. Basov, A. N. Bastrikov, B. M. Koval'chuk, V. V. Kremnev, E. V. Kumpjak

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    Abstract

    A pulsed generator with a power of 0.1 TW, an amplitude of up to 2 MV and approximately 1.5 nsec rise time is described. A Marx generator changes a low inductive capacitor (1.8 nF) and a radial line (0.9 nF) to a voltage of approximately 2 MV in 200 nsec. At the peak voltage a water switch breaks down at the center of the radial line resulting in a approximately 2.5 MV voltage pulse at the end of the line. This pulse propagates along the oil-insulated line. The line is connected to an oil-filled peaking switch with a metal diaphragm, which reduces the transfer capacitance of the discharge gap to 5 pF in order to match the radial line with a load being connected to the switch output. A crowbar switch may be used for operation in the short-pulse mode. A pulse with a width of up to 20 nsec has been generated on a matched load equivalent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
    EditorsW.L. Baker, G. Cooperstein
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1426-1431
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    EventProceedings of the 1995 10th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 1 (of 2) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Duration: 3 Jul 19956 Jul 1995

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the 1995 10th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 1 (of 2)
    CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA
    Period3.7.956.7.95

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    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Basov, G. F., Bastrikov, A. N., Koval'chuk, B. M., Kremnev, V. V., & Kumpjak, E. V. (1995). High power megavolt pulsed generator with nanosecond rise time. In W. L. Baker, & G. Cooperstein (Eds.), Digest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 1426-1431). Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE.