Experiments in magnetic switching

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Magnetic switching offers an alternative to overcoming the rep-rate and life limitations of the spark gaps in the ETA/ATA induction accelerators. The principle has been applied for many years to radar modulators but at much lower power levels and longer pulse lengths. Comparatively recent developments in magnetic materials together with some optimal circuits have made it possible to go well beyond the state of the art. A magnetic modulator has been built which steps up and compresses a 25 kV, 5 ..mu..s pulse into a 250 kV, 50 ns pulse. A second magnetic modulator has been built and installed to ... continued below

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Birx, D.L.; Lauer, E.J.; Reginato, L.L.; Rogers, D. Jr.; Smith, M.W. & Zimmerman, T. May 29, 1981.

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Magnetic switching offers an alternative to overcoming the rep-rate and life limitations of the spark gaps in the ETA/ATA induction accelerators. The principle has been applied for many years to radar modulators but at much lower power levels and longer pulse lengths. Comparatively recent developments in magnetic materials together with some optimal circuits have made it possible to go well beyond the state of the art. A magnetic modulator has been built which steps up and compresses a 25 kV, 5 ..mu..s pulse into a 250 kV, 50 ns pulse. A second magnetic modulator has been built and installed to replace four Blumleins and spark gaps in order to provide triggers for the complete ETA injector and accelerator. The paper outlines some practical and theoretical considerations affecting the design of the magnetic pulse generator.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 3. IEEE international pulsed power conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 1 Jun 1981

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  • Report No.: UCRL-85738
  • Report No.: CONF-810659-4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6236023
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1114749

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Birx, D.L.; Lauer, E.J.; Reginato, L.L.; Rogers, D. Jr.; Smith, M.W. & Zimmerman, T. Experiments in magnetic switching, article, May 29, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1114749/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.