Accession Number:

ADA126268

Title:

Vacuum Inductive Store/Pulse Compression Experiments on a High Power Accelerator Using Plasma Opening Switches.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A new type of an opening switch which operates in vacuum and opens on a nanosecond timescale at voltages 1 MV is described. This Plasma Opening Switch POS is able to conduct several hundred kiloamperes for approx. 50 nsec while a vacuum inductor is charged, then to open in 10 nsec, delivering a large fraction of the stored energy to an electron-beam load. Preliminary experiments are described and a simple model of the POS operations is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE