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Electric discharge caused by expanding armatures in flux compression generators

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4 Author(s)
Shkuratov, S.I. ; Loki Incorporated, RMERC Facility, 1006 Kingshighway, Rolla, Missouri 65409-0660, USA ; Baird, J. ; Talantsev, Evgueni F. ; Altgilbers, L.L.

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In this letter, we experimentally demonstrate that explosively driven expansion of metallic armature of the magnetic flux compression generator (FCG) plays a dominant role in the formation of plasma and electric discharge initiation inside the FCG.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:94 ,  Issue: 17 )