A. S. El'chaninov, V. G. Emel'yanov, B. M. Koval'chuk, G. A. Mesyats, Yu F. Potalitsyn

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    Certain methods for triggering sparks at voltages of 10**6 V and above have been studied experimentally. The working medium in the switches is nitrogen or a mixture of nitrogen with SF//6. A discharge delay time of t//d equals 15 plus or minus 0. 8 nsec is obtained at 1. 9 MV by triggering sparks with a nanosecond beam of fast electrons. Trigratron ignition of a megavolt switch yields t//d equals 5. 1 plus or minus 0. 5 nsec. A method involving the parallel ignition of two trigatrons has also been studied. It is found that the switching time, or the current rise time, t//r, with two sparks is shorter than that for a single spark channel by a factor of almost 2.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSov Phys Tech Phys
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1975

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    • Engineering(all)

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