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Effect of a prebreakdown current on the hold-off voltage and discharge initiation in the pseudospark switches
Author(s): V. D. Bochkov; A. V. Kolesnikov; Yuri D. Korolev; V. G. Rabotkin; O. B. Frantz; I. A. Shemyakin
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Paper Abstract

Considerable interest has recently been generated in a new type of highvo1tage switches that depend on a low pressure gas discharge with a cold cathode, often named the pseudospark switches13. They are considered as an alternative to the hydrogen thyratrons in facility where the high level of currents and dud! are required. One of the problems for such switches is to increase the static breakdown voltage since this parameter is very important in itself and, besides, determines the ability for a switch to operate in high frequency mode. In order to solve the above mentioned problem Christiansen et al1'2 use the special design in which a positive potential is applied to additional blocking electrode from auxiliary power urnt.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2259, XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174605
Show Author Affiliations
V. D. Bochkov, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
A. V. Kolesnikov, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
Yuri D. Korolev, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
V. G. Rabotkin, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
O. B. Frantz, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
I. A. Shemyakin, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2259:
XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum
Gennady A. Mesyats, Editor(s)

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