Multi-megavolt switching in water : considerations for the ZR machine

  title={Multi-megavolt switching in water : considerations for the ZR machine},
  author={' J.M.Lehr and ' J.P.Corley and J. E. Elizondo and P. A. Corcoran and David L. Johnson and ' J.M.Maenchen and ' M.Mazarakis and ' D.H.McDaniel and Ian D. Smith and ' MKincy and K. W. Struve},
  • ' J.M.Lehr, ' J.P.Corley, +8 authors K. W. Struve
  • Published 2002
Sandia's Z machine used water as both an insulator in power storage components as well as a switching media. The anomalously high energy density, coupled with its high dielectric strength, allow flor a significant reduction in size over a gas insulated design. Moreover, the h g h currents required to produce ICF demand a low inductance design, which is aided by the high electrical breakdown strength of water. The inductance introduced by the spark channel is a significant source of inductance… CONTINUE READING