Investigation of electron and ion flows in microsecond plasma opening switch on the terawatt power level

A. N. Bastrikov, S. P. Bugaev, V. M. Bystritskii, S. V. Grigoriev, F. Pursov, B. M. Kovalchuk, A. A. Kim, V. A. Kokshenev, G. A. Mesyats, Ya E. Krasik, V. P. Yakovlev

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    Abstract

    Results of experiments with Microsecond Plasma Opening Switch, operating on the level of 1 TW pertinent to studies of electron and ion flows during the high voltage phase are given. It was shown that in the plasma focus type of POS geometry the ion current reaches 30% of the total stored current amplitude. The average energy of ion flow was considerably lower then respective voltage at the POS. Bad reproducibility of high energy fraction of ion flow, high degree of macrodivergence of ion beam could pertain to significant instabilities present during the high voltage phase in the POS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990
    Pages152-158
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    Event1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
    Duration: 2 Jul 19905 Jul 1990

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    Other1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990
    CountryRussian Federation
    CityNovosibirsk
    Period2.7.905.7.90

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Bastrikov, A. N., Bugaev, S. P., Bystritskii, V. M., Grigoriev, S. V., Pursov, F., Kovalchuk, B. M., ... Yakovlev, V. P. (1990). Investigation of electron and ion flows in microsecond plasma opening switch on the terawatt power level. In 1990 8th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 1990 (pp. 152-158). [6396269]