X-ray preionization for triggering spark gaps

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Title: X-ray preionization for triggering spark gaps
Author: Ingram, Michael Wright
Abstract: The use of a cold field emission flash x -ray tube for spark gap triggering is described , along with measurements of the ionization produced by the tube in nitrogen and argon . For the ionization measurements , the tube is mounted on an ionization chamber constructed to measure the ionization vs . distance travelled in the gas . The pressures of interest are 1 , 3 , and 5 atmospheres . The tube is then mounted on a spark gap and the x -rays are used to trigger the gap . The delay and jitter are measured at various percentages of the self -breakdown voltage for pressures of 1 , 3 , and 5 atmospheres . The contributions of the gas ionization and photoelectron emission from the electrodes are considered .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14837
Date: 1986-05

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X-ray preionization for triggering spark gaps. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14837 .

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