Performance of air-filled plasma closing switch with corona pre-ionisation

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Abstract

Gas-filled plasma closing switches are widely used in pulsed power technology for generation of short high voltage impulses. There is a growing tendency to use environmentally friendly gases such as air, oxygen, nitrogen or their mixtures in such devices instead of the traditional insulating gaseous switching medium, sulphur hexafluoride, due to its high cost and the environmental issues associated with this gas. The present study is focused on the analysis of performance of self-breakdown plasma closing switch with corona pre-ionisation electrodes. The following aspects of switch performance have been investigated: the self-breakdown voltage and its spread. This paper presents evidence that the use of a pre-ionisation electrode can reduce the voltage spread.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXIX International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications
Pages504-507
Number of pages4
Volume1
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventXIX international conference on gas discharges and their applications - Beijing, China
Duration: 2 Sep 20127 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceXIX international conference on gas discharges and their applications
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period2/09/127/09/12

Keywords

  • plasma closing switch
  • corona pre-ionisation
  • pulsed power technology

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    Hogg, M., Timoshkin, I., MacGregor, S., Given, M., Wilson, M., & Wang, T. (2012). Performance of air-filled plasma closing switch with corona pre-ionisation. In XIX International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 504-507)