Russian Physics Journal

, Volume 40, Issue 12, pp 1192–1197 | Cite as

High-voltage generator with inductive energy store and plasma-based microsecond current interrupter

  • B. A. Kablambaev
  • N. A. Ratakhin


Experimental study of a plasma-based microsecond current interrupter, with electrodynamic acceleration of the plasma along a coaxial electrode system and expansion at a nozzle, shows the possibility of stable current switching close to its maximum. The possibility of improving the characteristics of this interrupter using a highresistance link between the interrupter and the primary energy store—a capacitor battery—is demonstrated. The voltage and power may be increased by factors of 10 and 4.5, respectively.


Inductive Load Typical Oscillogram Primary Store Current Front Inductive Store 
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  • B. A. Kablambaev
  • N. A. Ratakhin

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