Spatial current distribution inside the switch region of a plasma opening switch with coaxial configuration

Citation
S. Ihara et al., Spatial current distribution inside the switch region of a plasma opening switch with coaxial configuration, JPN J A P 1, 38(1A), 1999, pp. 238-239
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Volume
38
Issue
1A
Year of publication
1999
Pages
238 - 239
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-4922(199901)38:1A<238:SCDITS>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
The spatial current distribution in the switch region of a plasma opening s witch (POS) with coaxial configuration was observed using pick-up coils. Th ree pick-up coils were positioned along the axial direction of the conducto r in the switch region. From experimental results, it was found that the co nduction starts at generator side of the switch region, and current is tran sferred from the generator side to the load side in the opening operation d uring conduction operation. Also, it is possible that the spatial current d istribution formed just after or before the opening operation at the load e nd of the switch region strongly affects the efficiency of energy transfer toward the load.