Plasma diagnostics on high current ignitrons

dc.creatorBurke, John E.
dc.date.available2011-02-18T20:27:06Z
dc.date.issued1989-08
dc.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractThis report describes the results of diagnostic techniques utilized to study the plasma of a specially built demountable ignitron switch. Three anode geometries, flat (standard), inverted cup, and inverted cup with slits, were installed to study the effect of anode geometry on the plasma. Diagnostics included voltage and current monitoring, high speed photography via a Dynafax rotating camera, interferometry via a Mach-Zehnder interferometer and argon laser, and spectroscopy via high speed photography with line mercury filters. All measurements were taken with the ignitron operating in the crowbarred configuration. A 2.56 mF, 10 kV capacitor bank and 1 /xH test stand holding the forward (series) ignitron and demountable (crowbar) ignitron comprise the test circuit. All three anodes were utilized in the photographic analysis; the flat anode was utilized in the interferometric analysis; and the flat and slit-cup anodes were utilized in the spectroscopic analysis.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/13870en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectAnodesen_US
dc.subjectIgnitronsen_US
dc.subjectPlasma diagnosticsen_US
dc.titlePlasma diagnostics on high current ignitrons
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.S.E.E.

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