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High impedance multigap plasma opening switches

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1 Author(s)
Mason, Rodney J. ; Appl. Theor. Div., Los Alamos Nat. Lab., NM, USA

We propose, and computationally evaluate a new approach to high voltage plasma opening switches. The generator current is engineered to pass through a series of switch plasma modules, each providing a separate emission gap. The resistance from the sum of these gaps is in parallel with the load. Thus, modular plasma gaps can be added to encourage optimal energy transfer to a high impedance load

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 3 )