Influence of electrodes on electrical breakdown along exploding tungsten and aluminum wires

Alexander G. Rousskikh, Rina B. Baksht, Alexey Yu Labetsky, Vladimir I. Oreshkin, Alexander V. Shishlov

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Abstract

Experimental results on the influence of electrodes on electrical breakdown along exploding W and Al wires in vacuum are presented. It is shown that insulation of any electrode (anode or cathode) leads to a significant increase in both the breakdown delay time and the energy deposited into the wire. The obtained experimental data are compared with the results of the experiments on electrical wire explosion in water and vacuum without surface insulation. It is shown that insulation of one of the electrodes prevents from shunting of the anode-cathode gap both when using an electrical explosion of a single wire and that of a wire array.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004
Pages786-789
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 Jul 200423 Jul 2004

Other

Other15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period18.7.0423.7.04

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Rousskikh, A. G., Baksht, R. B., Labetsky, A. Y., Oreshkin, V. I., & Shishlov, A. V. (2004). Influence of electrodes on electrical breakdown along exploding tungsten and aluminum wires. In 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004 (pp. 786-789). [6220661]