High-voltage spark gap in a regime of subnanosecond switching

Yury D. Korolev, Nikolay M. Bykov

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    This paper describes an investigation of a high-voltage spark gap in the conditions of subnanosecond switching. The high-voltage pulsed generator Sinus is used to charge a coaxial line loaded to a high-pressure spark gap. Typical charging time for the coaxial line is in a range from 1 to 2 ns, maximum charging voltage is up to 250 kV, and a range of pressures for the gap is from 2 to 9 MPa. The theoretical models of the switching process on subnanosecond time scale are examined. A general equation for temporal behavior of the gap voltage, which is applicable for the avalanche model and the Rompe-Weitzel model has been obtained. It is revealed that the approach based on the avalanche model offers a possibility to describe the switching process only at extremely high overvoltages. The Rompe-Weitzel model demonstrates a good agreement with the experimental data both for the conditions of static breakdown and for the regime of a high overvolted gap. Comparison of experimental and calculated voltage waveforms has made it possible to estimate an empirical constant in the Rompe-Weitzel model (the price of ionization). This constant is varied from 420 to 920 eV, depending on the initial electric field in the gap.

    Язык оригиналаАнглийский
    Номер статьи6109356
    Страницы (с-по)2443-2448
    Число страниц6
    ЖурналIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    Том40
    Номер выпуска10 PART 1
    DOI
    СостояниеОпубликовано - 22 окт 2012

    Отпечаток

    spark gaps
    high voltages
    avalanches
    charging
    electric potential
    sinuses
    overvoltage
    waveforms
    generators
    breakdown
    ionization
    electric fields
    estimates

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    High-voltage spark gap in a regime of subnanosecond switching. / Korolev, Yury D.; Bykov, Nikolay M.

    В: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Том 40, № 10 PART 1, 6109356, 22.10.2012, стр. 2443-2448.

    Результат исследований: Материалы для журналаСтатья

    Korolev, YD & Bykov, NM 2012, 'High-voltage spark gap in a regime of subnanosecond switching', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, том. 40, № 10 PART 1, 6109356, стр. 2443-2448. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2011.2178041
    Korolev, Yury D. ; Bykov, Nikolay M. / High-voltage spark gap in a regime of subnanosecond switching. В: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 2012 ; Том 40, № 10 PART 1. стр. 2443-2448.
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