Electrical breakdown of submillimeter water gaps

K. H. Schoenbach, J. Cooper, A. Garner, B. Goan, R. P. Joshi, J. Kolb, S. Katsuki, S. Kono, M. Laroussi, F. Leipold, X. Lu, C. Mallot, J. Quian, S. Xiao

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Abstract

Electrical breakdown and recovery processes in water have been studied using electrical and nanosecond optical diagnostics. The breakdown electric field in submillimeter gaps with 200 ns voltage pulses applied has been measured as 1 MV/cm, the rate of current rise during breakdown reaches 4·10 11 A/s. The switch recovery time is determined by expansion and decay of a vapor bubble. The experimental results, together with the results of a model with a percolative approach, provide design criteria for compact, high power, high repetition rate, liquid-switch pulse generators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBEAMS 2002 - 14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages111-114
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735401075
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 2002 and the 5th International Conference on Dense Z-Pinches, DZP 2002 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2002Jun 28 2002

Publication series

NameBEAMS 2002 - 14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams
Volume1

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 2002 and the 5th International Conference on Dense Z-Pinches, DZP 2002
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period06/23/0206/28/02

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