Characterization of surface discharge switches and high performance applications

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Results of experiments which were conducted to characterize the performance of a surface discharge as a high-performance, self-closing isolation switch for high energy applications are described. These experiments, conducted under both dc and pulsed conditions, lead to a model of switch operation which enables the design of such switches for multi-megajoule operation. The paper describes the successful implementation of a surface switch as an operational component in a multi-megampere pulse-power system.

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Reinovsky, R.E.; Goforth, J.H.; Greene, A.E. & Graham, J. January 1, 1987.

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Results of experiments which were conducted to characterize the performance of a surface discharge as a high-performance, self-closing isolation switch for high energy applications are described. These experiments, conducted under both dc and pulsed conditions, lead to a model of switch operation which enables the design of such switches for multi-megajoule operation. The paper describes the successful implementation of a surface switch as an operational component in a multi-megampere pulse-power system.

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Pages: 9

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NTIS, PC A02; 3.

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  • 6. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers pulsed power conference, Arlington, VA, USA, 29 Jun 1987

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  • Other: DE87011763
  • Report No.: LA-UR-87-2094
  • Report No.: CONF-870656-25
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6332884
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1204823

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Reinovsky, R.E.; Goforth, J.H.; Greene, A.E. & Graham, J. Characterization of surface discharge switches and high performance applications, article, January 1, 1987; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1204823/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.