Coordinated Research Program in Pulsed Power Physics.
Annual rept. 10 Jan 84-31 Oct 85,
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK PULSED POWER LAB
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The programs, related to pulsed power research, main emphasis is on gaining a better understanding of repetitive opening and closing switch phenomena. The main effort is on diffuse discharge opening switch phenomena. The main effort is on diffuse discharge opening switches but considerable progress has also been made on understanding and describing fundamental, transient discharge phenomena. Some effort has also been given to studies of electrode erosion and insulator damage in high power closing switches. In addition several smaller studies have considered various novel ideas and concepts to determine their potential for further investigations. Keywords Pulsed power Diffuse discharges Opening switches Laser triggering Surface discharges Field distortion Streak photography X ray triggering.
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