High-voltage generator with inductive energy store and plasma-based microsecond current interrupter

B. A. Kablambaev, N. A. Ratakhin

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Experimental study of a plasma-based microsecond current interrupter, with electrodynamic acceleration of the plasma along a coaxial electrode system and expansion at a nozzle, shows the possibility of stable current switching close to its maximum. The possibility of improving the characteristics of this interrupter using a high-resistance link between the interrupter and the primary energy store - a capacitor battery - is demonstrated. The voltage and power may be increased by factors of 10 and 4.5, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1192-1197
Number of pages6
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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