Multi gap switch for Marx generators

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

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    Abstract

    A new gas switch for Marx generators is presented that is designed for a ±100 kV charge voltage. The trigger electrode divides the switch into two parts (positive and negative), each with three intermediate electrodes. The charge voltage is evenly distributed between these electrodes with a corona discharge. This allows safe operation of the switch when filled with air at pressures of about 3 ata. This report presents the design of the switch, and test results on a test bed and in a Marx bank.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPPPS 2001 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1739-1742
    Number of pages4
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)0780371208, 9780780371200
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPPS 2001 - Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 17 Jun 200122 Jun 2001

    Other

    Other28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPPS 2001
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas
    Period17.6.0122.6.01

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Kovalchuk, B. M., Kim, A. A., Kumpjak, E. V., Zoi, N. V., Corley, J. P., Struve, K. W., & Johnson, D. L. (2001). Multi gap switch for Marx generators. In PPPS 2001 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001 (Vol. 2, pp. 1739-1742). [1001907] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2001.1001907