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Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 36, Issue 2–3, pp 87–91 | Cite as

Stray Capacitance in a Plasma Focus Device: Implications on the Current Derivative Calibration and the Effective Discharge Current

  • H. Bruzzone
  • H. Acuña
  • M. Barbaglia
  • M. Milanese
  • A. Clausse
Original Research
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Abstract

The notion that PF discharge circuits should be represented by an equivalent circuit having two loops instead of the traditional single one is presented. This implies that two frequencies must be expected in the currents and voltages in these devices. Also, that the current flowing into the plasma is not the same as the current flowing from the capacitor bank. Finally, the difficulties for calibrating in situ a Rogowski coil are discussed.

Keywords

Plasma focus Pinch Plasma measurements Self-compression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Bruzzone
    • 1
  • H. Acuña
    • 2
  • M. Barbaglia
    • 3
    • 4
  • M. Milanese
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. Clausse
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory of Dense Magnetized Plasmas CNEATandilArgentina
  2. 2.National University of Mar del PlataMar del PlataArgentina
  3. 3.National University of Central Buenos AiresTandilArgentina
  4. 4.National Scientific and Technological Research CouncilBuenos AiresArgentina

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