Pump generators for self-maintained space discharge in CO2:N2:He gas mixtures with large interelectrode distances

V. V. Apollonov, G. G. Baitsur, B. B. Kudabaev, V. R. Minenkov, A. M. Prokhorov, B. V. Semkin, K. N. Firsov, B. G. Shubin

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The authors describe high-voltage generators for pumping of self-maintained space-discharges in CO2:N2:He gas mixtures that permit discharges to be formed in a system of unprofiled electrodes by filling the discharge gap beforehand by a stream of electrons from the plasma of an auxiliary discharge. The output parameters of the generators can be varied within wide limits: pulse rise times of from units to tens of microseconds and amplitudes of up to 400 kV. The generators provide self-maintained space discharges in discharge gaps of up to 60 cm with an energy contribution of up to 300 J/liter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalInstruments and experimental techniques New York
Issue number1 pt 2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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