Plasma Flow Switch Experiment on Procyon
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
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We report here results obtained from a series of plasma flow switch experiments done on the Procyon explosive pulse power generator. These experiments involved switching into a fixed inductance dummy load and also into a dynamic implosion load. The results indicated that the switch did fairly well at switching current into the load, but the results for the implosion are more ambiguous. We compare these results to calculations and discuss the implications for future plma flow switch work.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics