Shot reproducibility of the self-magnetic-pinch diode at 4.5 MV

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Nichelle Bennett; M. Dale Crain; Darryl W. Droemer; Raymond E. Gignac; Greg Lare; Isidro Molina; Robert Obregon; Chase C. Smith; Frank L. Wilkins; Dale R. Welch; Steve Cordova; Manuel L. Gallegos; Mark D. Johnston; Mark L. Kiefer; Joshua J. Leckbee; Michael G. Mazarakis; Dan Nielsen; Timothy J. Renk; Tobias Romero; Timothy J. Webb; Derek Ziska;
(2014)

In experiments conducted at Sandia National Laboratories’ RITS-6 accelerator, the self-magnetic-pinch diode exhibits significant shot-to-shot variability. Specifically, for identical hardware operated at the same voltage, some shots exhibit a catastrophic drop in diode ... View more
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