Factors affecting the operation of multi-electrode spark gaps

S.J. MacGregor, I. Timoshkin, M.J. Given, R.A. Fouracre, J. Lehr, L. Warne

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Abstract

Summary form only given. This paper considers and reports on several aspects of multielectrode switch design and their influence on switching behavior and performance. Non-symmetrical, uni-directional electrode topologies can be employed with advantages over traditional symmetrical design, in some applications. The choice of working gas and gas pressure can influence switching performance in terms of delay time and jitter. Other factors such as switch triggering, switching sequence and switching mechanism have also been studied with a view to understanding how reliable multi-electrode switching can be effected.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationICOPS 2007. IEEE 34th International Conference on Plasma Science, 2007
PublisherIEEE
Pages199-199
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0915-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Electric sparks
Electrodes
Switches
Jitter
Gases
Time delay
Topology

Keywords

  • delay effects
  • electrodes
  • spark gaps
  • stress control
  • topology
  • voltage control

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MacGregor, S. J., Timoshkin, I., Given, M. J., Fouracre, R. A., Lehr, J., & Warne, L. (2007). Factors affecting the operation of multi-electrode spark gaps. In ICOPS 2007. IEEE 34th International Conference on Plasma Science, 2007 (pp. 199-199). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4345505
MacGregor, S.J. ; Timoshkin, I. ; Given, M.J. ; Fouracre, R.A. ; Lehr, J. ; Warne, L. / Factors affecting the operation of multi-electrode spark gaps. ICOPS 2007. IEEE 34th International Conference on Plasma Science, 2007. IEEE, 2007. pp. 199-199
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Factors affecting the operation of multi-electrode spark gaps. / MacGregor, S.J.; Timoshkin, I.; Given, M.J.; Fouracre, R.A.; Lehr, J.; Warne, L.

ICOPS 2007. IEEE 34th International Conference on Plasma Science, 2007. IEEE, 2007. p. 199-199.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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MacGregor SJ, Timoshkin I, Given MJ, Fouracre RA, Lehr J, Warne L. Factors affecting the operation of multi-electrode spark gaps. In ICOPS 2007. IEEE 34th International Conference on Plasma Science, 2007. IEEE. 2007. p. 199-199 https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4345505