Hermetically Sealed Back Lighted Thyratron Switches for High Power Applications

@article{KirkmanAmemiya1991HermeticallySB,
  title={Hermetically Sealed Back Lighted Thyratron Switches for High Power Applications},
  author={G. Kirkman-Amemiya and Nicholas Reinhardt and M. Choi and M. Gundersen},
  journal={Eighth IEEE International Conference on Pulsed Power},
  year={1991},
  pages={482-485}
}
We report the results of a program to develop hermetically scaled back lighted thyratron switches for high voltage and high current operation. Initial results with a single gap switch include switching >80kA maximum holdoff voltage of 72kV when pulse charged, and 17.5 kV, 60kA, 40kA reverse, 400nsec pulse at 5Hz. Using multiple gap switches we have obtained… CONTINUE READING