Initiation of an Arc Discharge in a Coaxial Magnetoplasma Accelerator

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The results of experiments on the initiation of an arc-discharge-like Z-pinch in a coaxial magnetoplasma accelerator in different ways have been considered. It has been found that, with increasing resistance between the electrodes, the switching voltage increases and the time of arc-discharge ignition decreases. The electrophysical parameters of an arc, such as voltage, discharge current, pulse duration, transferred charge, and input energy, are unaffected by the method of initiation of an arc discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalRussian Electrical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • arc discharge
  • initiation of discharge
  • magnetoplasma accelerator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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