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dc.creatorIngram, Michael Wright
dc.date.available2011-02-18T20:50:03Z
dc.date.issued1986-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/14837en_US
dc.description.abstractThe use of a cold field emission flash x-ray tube for spark gap triggering is described, along with measurements of the ionization produced by the tube in nitrogen and argon. For the ionization measurements, the tube is mounted on an ionization chamber constructed to measure the ionization vs. distance travelled in the gas. The pressures of interest are 1, 3, and 5 atmospheres. The tube is then mounted on a spark gap and the x-rays are used to trigger the gap. The delay and jitter are measured at various percentages of the self-breakdown voltage for pressures of 1, 3, and 5 atmospheres. The contributions of the gas ionization and photoelectron emission from the electrodes are considered.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectPhotoemissionen_US
dc.subjectX-raysen_US
dc.subjectElectric spark gapsen_US
dc.subjectIonizationen_US
dc.titleX-ray preionization for triggering spark gaps
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.S.E.E.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
dc.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
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