, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 187-189

Plasma erosion opening switch for fast discharges with current growth rate about 1012 A/s1

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The article presents the construction of a plasma erosion opening switch, capable of creating the discharge with electrical current of several tens kiloamperes and a growth rate up to 1012 A/s in the circuit with the inductive load up to 100 nH. The results of test experiments with imitator of load are presented. The discharge circuit under consideration will be used for the experiments for creation of shock waves in plasma.

Original Russian Text © P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, Yu.V. Sidelnikov, 2011, published in Pribory i Tekhnika Eksperimenta, 2011, No. 2, pp. 44–46.
The article was translated by the authors.