MICROSECOND PLASMA OPENING SWITCHES.

G. A. Mesyats, S. P. Bugaev, A. A. Kim, B. M. Koval'Chuk, V. A. Kokshenov

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    Abstract

    Results of experiments with plasma opening switches (POSs) in which energy delivery to the storage inductor occurs on a microsecond time scale are reported. Under these conditions, the POS insures an impedance rate of rise of approximately 10**9 OMEGA /s to final values of approximately 10-20 OMEGA . These parameters allow the POS to be considered as a basis for the creation of unique approximately 10**1**3-W pulsed-power generators as well as compact approximtaely 10**1**0-W commercial generators.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)649-653
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    VolumePS-15
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Mesyats, G. A., Bugaev, S. P., Kim, A. A., Koval'Chuk, B. M., & Kokshenov, V. A. (1987). MICROSECOND PLASMA OPENING SWITCHES. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, PS-15(6), 649-653.