FXR one-nanosecond-jitter switch [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif. : Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1980. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 4 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- A switching system using low-jitter spark gaps has been designed for a 20 MeV Flash X-Ray (FXR) linear induction accelerator that is being built at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The accelerator, which is now under construction, will consist of 54 modules connected in tandem. Each module will contribute up to 400 keV of energy to the electron beam traversing it. The experimental work included a test of one accelerator module designed to produce 400 keV. Of particular concern was the thorough characterization of the Blumlein switch in terms of lifetime, voltage hold off and operating pressure range to produce minimal jitter and an acceptably low prefire rate. The data was recorded by means of a computer-based data-acquisition system which was set up for later, automatic data reduction and display fo the results. Optimization of the spark gap operating parameters resulted in a firing jitter of less than one nanosecond rms.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1980., "ucrl-83912", " conf-800640-15", 14. pulse power modulator symposium, Orlando, FL, USA, 3 Jun 1980., and Kihara, R.; McFarlane, H.B.
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