Multi gap switch for Marx generators

B. M. Kovalchuk, A. A. Kim, E. V. Kumpiak, N. V. Zoi, J. P. Corley, D. L. Johnson, K. W. Struve

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    Abstract

    The report presents new gas switch for Marx generators with bypolar charging up to 100 kV. The trigger electrode divides the switch into two parts (positive and negative), each of these pans includes three intermediate electrodes. The charge voltage between the intermediate electrodes is evenly distributed by corona discharge. This allows to obtain safe operation of the switch being filled with air at a pressure up to 3 ara. The report presents the design of the switch and test results on a test bed (32 kJ, 320 kA) and in the Marx generator.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/ 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Duration: 17 Jun 200122 Jun 2001

    Other

    Other28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/ 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period17.6.0122.6.01

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Kovalchuk, B. M., Kim, A. A., Kumpiak, E. V., Zoi, N. V., Corley, J. P., Johnson, D. L., & Struve, K. W. (2001). Multi gap switch for Marx generators. In IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science