Conference Paper

Gas-puff z-pinch plasmas driven by inductive voltageadder-inductive energy storage pulsed power generator ASO-X

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Kumamoto Univ.;
DOI: 10.1109/PPC.1999.823708 Conference: Pulsed Power Conference, 1999. Digest of Technical Papers. 12th IEEE International, Volume: 2
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ABSTRACT Gas-puff z-pinch plasmas are driven by an inductive voltage adder-inductive energy storage pulsed power generator “ASO-X” and the behavior of the plasma column and the spatial distribution of hot spots are investigated. ASO-X has a maximum output voltage and current of 180 kV and 400 kA respectively and can provide a fast current rise rate with the plasma opening switch (POS). By using ASO-X with POS operation, the stability of the plasma column and the spatial distribution of hot spots are improved

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