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Operation of a plasma-filled diode

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Abstract

Preliminary experiments are performed to study a plasma-filled diode terminating a GIT-4 inductive multiplier. It is shown that the admission of a slightly ionized gas (argon) into a vacuum diode can improve the matching of the diode with the generator and increase the yield of x-rays generated by the beam. It is confirmed that the readings of the x-ray detectors depends on the actuation delay time of the value used to regulate the gas concentration in the vacuum gap.

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Institute of High-Current Electronics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 12, pp. 28–32, December, 1995.

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Baksht, R.B., Buryak, I.A., Petin, V.K. et al. Operation of a plasma-filled diode. Russ Phys J 38, 1221–1225 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00559380

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Keywords

  • Vacuum Diode
  • Marx Generator
  • Diode Voltage
  • Current Interrupter
  • Thermoluminescent Detector