Explosive driven ferroelectric generators

L. L. Altgilbers, S. Shkuratov, J. Dickens, M. Kristiansen, Y. Tkach, P. T. Tracy

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Explosive Driven Ferroelectric Generators (EDFEG) are compact power sources that have been considered as seed sources for magnetocumulative generators, as well as prime power sources. Shock waves generated by high explosives are used to shock depolarize ferroelectric materials, which results in a voltage pulse being delivered to a load. These generators have been experimentally investigated at Texas Tech University. The results of these experimental studies will be presented. In addition, the data has been used to benchmark a code developed at the Institute of Electromagnetic Research. A comparison of the experimental and simulation results will also be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)P1E31
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 2001
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/ 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2001Jun 22 2001


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