TITLE

Time-resolved voltage measurements of Z-pinch radiation sources with a vacuum voltmeter

AUTHOR(S)
Murphy, D. P.; Allen, R. J.; Weber, B. V.; Commisso, R. J.; Apruzese, J. P.; Phipps, D. G.; Mosher, D.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2008, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p10E306
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A vacuum-voltmeter (VVM) was fielded on the Saturn pulsed power generator during a series of argon gas-puff Z-pinch shots. Time-resolved voltage and separately measured load current are used to determine several dynamic properties as the load implodes, namely, the inductance, L(t), net energy coupled to the load, Ecoupled(t), and the load radius, r(t). The VVM is a two-stage voltage divider, designed to operate at voltages up to 2 MV. The VVM is presently being modified to operate at voltages up to 6 MV for eventual use on the Z generator.
ACCESSION #
35150217

 

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