Multi-Range Sources of Electromagnetic Radiation based on a Low-Inductive Extended Z-Discharge
American Journal of Modern Physics
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 116-123
Received: Mar. 21, 2013; Published: May 2, 2013
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V. A. Burtsev, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Politekhnicheskaya 26, St. Petersburg, 194021, Russia
N. V. Kalinin, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Politekhnicheskaya 26, St. Petersburg, 194021, Russia
S. A. Vaganov, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Politekhnicheskaya 26, St. Petersburg, 194021, Russia
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Abstract
Pulse sources of electromagnetic radiation based on a low-inductive extended z-discharge are studded experi-mentally and numerically. Z-discharge is initiated by a high-voltage pulse generator through a long transmission line. It is shown that using a sliding avalanche discharge traveling wave, one can provide electrical breakdown of long discharge gaps in a wide range of initial gas pressure and produce a plasma column at moderate voltages of the generator. Sources alloy to obtain the electromagnetic radiation of different kinds, from red visible range up to hard x-ray one. A new non-pinch mechanisms of radiation generation are discovered in the soft and hard x-ray ranges of spectra. These mechanisms offer a higher efficiency of conversion of elecnrical energy to the energy of a radiating medium.
Keywords
Sources Of Electromagnetic Radiation, Low-Inductive Z-Discharges, Sliding Avalanche Discharges
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V. A. Burtsev, N. V. Kalinin, S. A. Vaganov, Multi-Range Sources of Electromagnetic Radiation based on a Low-Inductive Extended Z-Discharge, American Journal of Modern Physics. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 116-123. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20130203.14
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