The second plasma opening switch stage on the GIT-4 generator

A. N. Bastrikov, S. P. Bugaev, A. M. Volkov, A. M. Kim, B. M. Koval'chuk, V. A. Kokshenev, G. A. Mesyats, F. I. Fursov, V. P. Yakovlev, S. Y. Sokovnin

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    Abstract

    Summary form only given. A second POS (plasma opening switch) stage is proposed to increase the output pulse parameters of the GIT-4 generator, provided the first POS stage gives rapid current input (in about 100 ns) in the second POS stage. The latter can be designed with diminished inner electrode diameter to achieve rapid opening. Experiments have shown that the dRs/dt (where Rs is the switch resistance) of the second stage is about 100 times higher than that of the first stage. To measure the output voltage two techniques were used: a 3-m-long vacuum coaxial line (VCL) and p-i-n-diode X-ray measurements. It was found that the voltage pulse on the 30-Ω electron diode load rises in about 10 ns up to 4 (p-i-n) to 5 (VCL) MV.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Conference Record - Abstracts
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    PublisherPubl by IEEE
    Pages147-148
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    Event1990 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Oakland, CA, USA
    Duration: 21 May 199023 May 1990

    Other

    Other1990 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
    CityOakland, CA, USA
    Period21.5.9023.5.90

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Bastrikov, A. N., Bugaev, S. P., Volkov, A. M., Kim, A. M., Koval'chuk, B. M., Kokshenev, V. A., Mesyats, G. A., Fursov, F. I., Yakovlev, V. P., & Sokovnin, S. Y. (1990). The second plasma opening switch stage on the GIT-4 generator. In IEEE Conference Record - Abstracts (pp. 147-148). Publ by IEEE.