publication . Article . 2018

Transmission-line-circuit model of an 85-TW, 25-MA pulsed-power accelerator

B. T. Hutsel; P. A. Corcoran; M. E. Cuneo; M. R. Gomez; M. H. Hess; D. D. Hinshelwood; C. A. Jennings; G. R. Laity; D. C. Lamppa; R. D. McBride; ...
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Physical Review Accelerators and Beams (issn: 2469-9888, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract
We have developed a physics-based transmission-line-circuit model of the Z pulsed-power accelerator. The 33-m-diameter Z machine generates a peak electrical power as high as 85 TW, and delivers as much as 25 MA to a physics load. The circuit model is used to design and analyze experiments conducted on Z. The model consists of 36 networks of transmission-line-circuit elements and resistors that represent each of Zs 36 modules. The model of each module includes a Marx generator, intermediate-energy-storage capacitor, laser-triggered gas switch, pulse-forming line, self-break water switches, and tri-plate transmission lines. The circuit model also includes elements...
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free text keywords: Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity, QC770-798
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