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Modeling and Analysis of the Rimfire Gas Switch

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5 Author(s)
Kemp, M.A. ; Electr. & Comput. Eng. Dept., Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA ; Curry, R.D. ; Gahl, J.M. ; McDonald, K.F.
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Many accelerators at Sandia National Laboratories utilize the Rimfire gas switch for high-voltage, high-power switching. Future accelerators will have increased performance requirements for switching elements. When designing improved versions of the Rimfire switch, there is a need for quick and accurate simulation of the electrical effects of geometry changes. This paper presents an advanced circuit model of the Rimfire switch that can be used for these simulations. The development of the model is shown along with comparisons to past models and experimental results.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 4 )