J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-613-Pr2-616
Design of a new driver for fast capillary dischargeK. Kolácek, V. Bohácek, J. Schmidt, P. Sunka, M. Rípa, J. Ullschmied and M. Fuciman
Institute of Plasma Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Za Slovankou 3, P.O. Box 17, 18221 Prague 8, Czech Republic
A new driver of the fast capillary discharge is designed. It consists of the Marx generator and radial Blumline pulse forming line. Such a geometry enables axial access to both capillary ends ("transparent capillary"). This substantially simplifies the experiments (adjustment, monitoring, applications). The designed apparatus is capable to reach the discharge current above 90 kA and the discharge current rise time 4x1012 A/s, which is sufficient for investigation of amplification in non-traditional electronic transitions.
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