An Improved SF6 System for the FXR Induction Linac Blumlein Switches

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The now-mature FXR (Flash X-Ray) radiographic facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be briefly described with emphasis on its pulsed power system. The heart of each accelerating cell's pulse forming Blumlein is it's sulfur hexafluoride-based triggered closing switch. FXR's recent upgrade to a recirculating SF{sub 6} gas reclamation system will be described and the resulting accelerator performance and reliability improvements documented. This was accompanied by a detailed switch breakdown study on FXR's Test Stand and the recent analysis of the resulting statistics will be shown.

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DeHope, W; Kihara, R; Griffin, K L; Ong, M & Ross, T June 16, 2007.

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The now-mature FXR (Flash X-Ray) radiographic facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be briefly described with emphasis on its pulsed power system. The heart of each accelerating cell's pulse forming Blumlein is it's sulfur hexafluoride-based triggered closing switch. FXR's recent upgrade to a recirculating SF{sub 6} gas reclamation system will be described and the resulting accelerator performance and reliability improvements documented. This was accompanied by a detailed switch breakdown study on FXR's Test Stand and the recent analysis of the resulting statistics will be shown.

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  • Presented at: Particle Accelerator Conference, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2007

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DeHope, W; Kihara, R; Griffin, K L; Ong, M & Ross, T. An Improved SF6 System for the FXR Induction Linac Blumlein Switches, article, June 16, 2007; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890539/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.