Investigation of the operating modes of a Blumlein pulse forming line

I. P. Khailov

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    Results of studying the operating modes and shot-to-shot performance of a Blumlein pulse forming line (BPFL) at varying accelerator parameters are presented. The studies were performed on the TEMP-4M accelerator operating in the bipolar-pulse mode with the first negative plasma-generating pulse (150 kV, 400–500 ns) followed by the second positive accelerating pulse (200–250 kV, 120 ns). The operation of the BPFL was analyzed using a focusing strip-line ion diode with a magnetic self-insulation. When the BPFL operated in the bipolar-pulse mode, a high stability of the breakdown voltage of the preliminary spark gap was observed. The standard deviation in the pulse train did not exceed 2%. However, the stability of the main gasfilled spark gap performance was significantly worse (6–8%). To decrease the shot-to-shot variation in the breakdown voltage of the main spark gap, the first pulse arriving at the load of the BPFL was used for triggering the main spark gap.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)493-495
    Number of pages3
    JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
    Volume58
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2015

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    Investigation of the operating modes of a Blumlein pulse forming line. / Khailov, I. P.

    In: Instruments and Experimental Techniques, Vol. 58, No. 4, 28.07.2015, p. 493-495.

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