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Delay time of a vacuum gap triggered by an exploding wire

PH, Ron and Rohatgi, VK and Rau, RSN (1984) Delay time of a vacuum gap triggered by an exploding wire. In: Journal Of Physics D-Applied Physics, 17 (7). pp. 1369-1379.

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The experimental results of delay time of a vacuum gap triggered by an exploding wire plasma have been reported. It consists of explosion delay time and propagation delay time. The explosion delay time has been found to be dependent on the parameters of the exploding wire and the exploding wire circuit and is independent of vacuum gap configuration. The propagation delay time depends on the properties of the exploding wire plasma and vacuum gap parameters such as the number of injection slots, gap spacing, gap polarity, etc. In the absence of prebreakdown current in the vacuum gap, the breakdown can be initiated only after the plasma completely bridges the gap spacing. Under this specific condition, it has been shown that the delay time data can be used to calculate the plasma velocity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal Of Physics D-Applied Physics
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2009 10:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22819

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