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Microsecond Plasma Opening Switches

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This review presents the results of experiments with plasma opening switches (POS's) in which energy delivery to the storage inductor occurs on a microsecond time scale. Under these conditions, the POS insures an impedance rate of rise of ~109 ¿/s to final values of ~10-20 ¿. These parameters allow the POS to be considered as a basis for the creation of unique ~ 1013-W pulsed power generators as well as compact ~1010-W commercial generators.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 6 )