A Triggered Gas-Filled Metal–Ceramic Spark Gap with a High Current Rise Rate and Stable Operation

  title={A Triggered Gas-Filled Metal–Ceramic Spark Gap with a High Current Rise Rate and Stable Operation},
  author={Y. Smakovskii and Y. Satov and S. Khomenko and A. Charushin and I. V. Ermilov and V. Laptev},
  journal={Instruments and Experimental Techniques},
A triggered gas-filled three-electrode metal–ceramic РГУ-01М spark gap with a field distortion is described. This device is intended for use as a nanosecond switch. Spark gaps operating within voltage ranges of 15–30 and 30–60 kV have been developed, manufactured, and tested. The operation delay with respect to the trigger pulse is 60 × 10 ns. Life tests at a pulse repetition rate of 1.1 Hz have shown that the parameters of spark gaps do not deteriorate after the total number of operations of… Expand
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