The current mode of pulsed power generation in a moving magnet system

Sergey I. Shkuratov, Evgueni F. Talantsev, James C. Dickens, Magne Kristiansen, Juan C. Hernandez

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Results of an experimental study of the generation of high-current pulses in a moving magnet system based on an open ferromagnetic circuit design are presented. The magnet was accelerated with the use of a light gas gun. Experimental data are given for the output high current pulses, output voltage, and power delivered in the load for different types of pulse-generating coils. The effect of various pulse-generating windings is given. It has been shown that the Nd2Fe14B hard ferromagnetic projectile (diameter 2.54 cm and height 1.9 cm) moving with a velocity of 320 m/s is capable to produce in the pulse-generating coil a current pulse with amplitude of 1.4 kA and a full-width at half-maximum 80 μs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1674-1680
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Oct 2002


  • Accelerator magnets
  • Energy conversion
  • Ferromagnetic materials
  • Pulse generation


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