Explosively formed fuse opening switches for use in flux-compression generator circuits

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Explosive-driven magnetic flux compression generators (explosive generators) provide for the generation of large amounts of energy compactly stored in a magnetic field. Opening switches for use in explosive generator circuits allow the energy to be used for applications requiring higher power than can be developed by the generators themselves. We have developed a type of opening switch that we describe as an explosively formed fuse (EFF). These switches are well suited to explosive generator circuits and provide a considerable enhancement of explosive pulsed-power capability. 10 refs., 14 figs.

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Goforth, J.H. & Marsh, S.P. January 1, 1989.

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Explosive-driven magnetic flux compression generators (explosive generators) provide for the generation of large amounts of energy compactly stored in a magnetic field. Opening switches for use in explosive generator circuits allow the energy to be used for applications requiring higher power than can be developed by the generators themselves. We have developed a type of opening switch that we describe as an explosively formed fuse (EFF). These switches are well suited to explosive generator circuits and provide a considerable enhancement of explosive pulsed-power capability. 10 refs., 14 figs.

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Pages: 13

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01 - OSTI; 1.

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  • 5. international conference on megagauss magnetic field generation and related topics, Novosibirsk, USSR, 3 Jul 1989

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  • Other: DE89014034
  • Report No.: LA-UR-89-1992
  • Report No.: CONF-890710-15
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6083732
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1109070

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Goforth, J.H. & Marsh, S.P. Explosively formed fuse opening switches for use in flux-compression generator circuits, article, January 1, 1989; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1109070/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.