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A primer on pulsed power and linear transformer drivers for high energy density physics applications

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Title: A primer on pulsed power and linear transformer drivers for high energy density physics applications
Authors: McBride, RD
Stygar, WA
Cuneo, ME
Sinars, DB
Mazarakis, MG
Leckbee, JJ
Savage, ME
Hutsel, BT
Douglass, JD
Kiefer, ML
Oliver, BV
Laity, GR
Gomez, MR
Yager-Elorriaga, DA
Patel, SG
Kovalchuk, BM
Kim, AA
Gourdain, PA
Bland, SN
Portillo, S
Bott-Suzuki, SC
Beg, FN
Maron, Y
Spielman, RB
Rose, DV
Welch, DR
Zier, JC
Schumer, JW
Greenly, JB
Covington, AM
Steiner, AM
Campbell, PC
Miller, SM
Woolstrum, JM
Ramey, NB
Shah, AP
Sporer, BJ
Jordan, NM
Lau, YY
Gilgenbach, RM
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The objectives of this tutorial are as follows: 1) to help students and researchers develop a basic understanding of how pulsed-power systems are used to create high-energy-density (HED) matter; 2) to develop a basic understanding of a new, compact, and efficient pulsed-power technology called linear transformer drivers (LTDs); 3) to understand why LTDs are an attractive technology for driving HED physics (HEDP) experiments; 4) to contrast LTDs with the more traditional Marx-generator/pulse-forming-line approach to driving HEDP experiments; and 5) to briefly review the history of LTD technology as well as some of the LTD-driven HEDP research presently underway at universities and research laboratories across the globe. This invited tutorial is part of the Mini-Course on Charged Particle Beams and High-Powered Pulsed Sources, held in conjunction with the 44th International Conference on Plasma Science in May of 2017.
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2018
Date of Acceptance: 4-Sep-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/64848
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2018.2870099
ISSN: 0093-3813
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 3928
End Page: 3967
Journal / Book Title: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume: 46
Issue: 11
Copyright Statement: © 2018 IEEE. Translations and content mining are permitted for academic research only. Personal use is also permitted, but republication/redistribution requires IEEE permission. See http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/index.html
Sponsor/Funder: AWE Plc
Sandia National Laboratories
U.S Department of Energy
Funder's Grant Number: 30236912/0
Keywords: 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle And Plasma Physics
0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Fluids & Plasmas
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-11-07
Appears in Collections:Physics
Plasma Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences