Simulation of the Dynamic Breakdown of Ammonium-Perchlorate Single Crystals

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Abstract: Dynamic breakdown of ammonium perchlorate single crystals is numerically simulated. A system of differential equations that describe processes in an equivalent circuit of a pulsed voltage oscillator, a kinetic equation of impact multiplication of electrons, and a heat-balance equation are simultaneously solved. The breakdown strength of ammonium perchlorate is calculated in the dynamic mode versus interelectrode distance and leading edge of a high-voltage pulse. The calculated results are in reasonable agreement with the experimental data on the dynamic breakdown of ammonium perchlorate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874-879
Number of pages6
JournalTechnical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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