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Switching characteristics of the triggered vacuum gap for a high-repetition-rate pulse-power source

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3 Author(s)
Arita, H. ; Hitachi Res. Lab., Ibaraki, Japan ; Suzuki, K. ; Kurosawa, Y.

Switching characteristics of sealed-off triggered vacuum gaps (TVGs) were examined from the viewpoint of a high repetition rate at high current discharge. With a triggered energy of 11 J, it was possible to fire the main gap in both the anode and cathode modes of operation. In repetitive discharge experiments, the TVG-tube was put in the center of the cylindrical conductor and the switching tube inductance was about 27 nH. The TVG-tube was confirmed to have capabilities for 1000 shots with a pulse current of 120 kA and a high repetition rate of 5 Hz. These experimental results indicated that the TVG-tube is a potential repetitive closing switch for the plasma X-ray source

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 2 )