Sealed-off pseudospark switches for pulsed power applications (current status and prospects)

V. D. Bochkov, V. M. Dyagilev, V. G. Ushich, O. B. Frants, Yu D. Korolev, I. A. Shemyakin, Klaus Frank

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    Abstract

    The paper describes the sealed-off pseudospark switches that have recently been developed for various pulsed power applications. The switches with the trigger unit based on a flashover are intended for a use in fast electric circuits at a pulse current of the order of 100 kA in microsecond range of the pulse duration. The switches with the trigger unit based on an auxiliary glow discharge have been designed for fast current circuits with a moderate range of current (of the order of 10 kA) and high pulse repetition rate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)802-808
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    Volume29
    Issue number5 I
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

    Keywords

    • Glow-to-arc transition
    • Hollow cathode pulsed discharge
    • Pseudospark switch
    • Trigger unit of the switch

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Bochkov, V. D., Dyagilev, V. M., Ushich, V. G., Frants, O. B., Korolev, Y. D., Shemyakin, I. A., & Frank, K. (2001). Sealed-off pseudospark switches for pulsed power applications (current status and prospects). IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 29(5 I), 802-808. https://doi.org/10.1109/27.964478