High-powered generator with high-voltage forming-line charging by electroexplosion of conductors

A. V. Luchinskii, V. I. Makhrin, N. A. Ratakhin, A. A. Chertov

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A new scheme proposed for the design of high-power, heavy-current nanosecond generators incorporates a VPG [voltage-pulse generator] of low voltage (U≲0.5 MV) for that type of unit, a relatively slow-fed (π≳2.5 µsec) inductive accumulator, an exploding-wire interrupter, fast forming lines, and a transmission line terminating in a vacuum diode. The performance of a subterawatt generator with an initial stored energy of ∼ 100 kJ that was designed and placed in service on the basis of this scheme confirmed the principal assumptions and concepts that it embodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1245
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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