Pulsed Power

  • Gennady A. Mesyats

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pulsed Systems: Design Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Physics of Pulsed Electrical Discharges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Pages 29-54
  4. Properties of Coaxial Lines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Pages 123-132
  5. Spark Gap Switches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Pages 153-184
    3. Pages 185-200
  6. Generators with Plasma Closing Switches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Pages 229-250
    3. Pages 251-268
  7. Generators with Plasma Opening Switches

  8. Pulse Power Generators with Solid-State Switches

  9. Electron Diodes and Electron-Diode-Based Accelerators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Pages 413-432
  10. High-Power Pulse Sources of Electromagnetic Radiation

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 565-568

About this book


Mesyats' Pulsed Power provides in-depth coverage of the generation of pulsed electric power, electron and ion beams, and various types of pulsed electromagnetic radiation. The electric power that can be produced by the methods described ranges from 106 to 1014W for pulse durations of 10-10-10-7s.

The book consists of nine parts containing 28 chapters, which deal with various aspects of pulsed power and high-power electronics and cover a concise theory of electric circuits as applied to nanosecond pulse technology; physics of fast processes occurring in electrical discharges in vacuum, gases, and liquids; phenomena in long lines; mechanisms of operation and designs of high-power gas-discharge, plasma, and semiconductor closing and opening switches as well as of high-power electric pulse generators using these switches; solid-state (semiconductor and magnetic) methods of production and transformation of nanosecond high-power pulses; and methods of production of high-power pulsed electron and ion beams. The closing part describes methods applied to produce high-power nanosecond pulsed X-rays, laser beams, microwaves, and ultrawideband electromagnetic radiation.

This all-embracing book covers gas, laser, semiconductor, and magnetic circuit elements, the phenomenon of explosive electron emission discovered by the author, diodes of various types, including semiconductor diodes based on the SOS effect discovered with participation of the author, and methods of production of various types of high-power pulsed radiation.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Gennady A. Mesyats
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of High Current ElectronicsTomsk
  2. 2.Institute of ElectrophysicsEkaterinburg
  3. 3.Russian Academy of SciencesRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-48653-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48654-8
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