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Characterization of Cable Gun Plasma with a Charge Collector Array

Characterization of Cable Gun Plasma with a Charge Collector Array,10.1088/1009-0630/5/3/008,Plasma Science & Technology,Yulan Chen,Zhengzhong Zeng,Fe

Characterization of Cable Gun Plasma with a Charge Collector Array  
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The density, drift velocity and reproducibility of the plasma produced by a cable plasma gun array have been measured with a charge collector array. The plasma is used to prefill a coaxial plasma-opening switch with a conducting time approaching 0.4 mus. The reproducibility of the plasma source in subsequent shots is better than 5%. Near the gun nozzle and the opposite electrode, the plasma density amounts to 1015cm-3, which is 2 times to 3 times that in the gap between the two coaxial electrodes. A plasma drift velocity of about 2.4 cm/mus is observed from the time of flight of the charged particles. Both plasma density and drift velocity increase almost linearly with the rise in charge voltage.
Journal: Plasma Science & Technology - PLASMA SCI TECHNOL , vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1803-1810, 2003
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