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Title: ZX Pulsed-Power Design

Abstract

ZX is a new z-pinch accelerator planned as the next generation z-pinch driver at SNL, and as an intermediate step towards X-1. It is planned to drive either a single 50 MA z-pinch load, or two 25 to 30 MA z pinches. Three designs for the ZX accelerator are presented. All require 7 to 8 MV at the insulator stack to drive the z-pinch load to implosion in 100 to 120 ns. Two of the designs are based on the Z accelerator, and use water-line technology; a transit-time-isolated water adder, and a water transformer. The third design uses inductive-voltage adders in water. They also describe a low-inductance insulator stack design that helps minimize voltage requirements. This design is evaluated for water and vacuum break-down using JCM, THM, and magnetic-flashover-inhibition criteria.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
9680
Report Number(s):
SAND99-1985C
TRN: US0103180
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 12th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Monterey, CA (US), 06/27/1999--06/30/1999; Other Information: PBD: 2 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; IMPLOSIONS; PINCH DEVICES; EVALUATION

Citation Formats

Corley, J.P., Johnson, D.L., McDaniel, D.H., Spielman, R.B., Struve, K.W., and Stygar, W.A. ZX Pulsed-Power Design. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Corley, J.P., Johnson, D.L., McDaniel, D.H., Spielman, R.B., Struve, K.W., & Stygar, W.A. ZX Pulsed-Power Design. United States.
Corley, J.P., Johnson, D.L., McDaniel, D.H., Spielman, R.B., Struve, K.W., and Stygar, W.A. Mon . "ZX Pulsed-Power Design". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/9680.
@article{osti_9680,
title = {ZX Pulsed-Power Design},
author = {Corley, J.P. and Johnson, D.L. and McDaniel, D.H. and Spielman, R.B. and Struve, K.W. and Stygar, W.A.},
abstractNote = {ZX is a new z-pinch accelerator planned as the next generation z-pinch driver at SNL, and as an intermediate step towards X-1. It is planned to drive either a single 50 MA z-pinch load, or two 25 to 30 MA z pinches. Three designs for the ZX accelerator are presented. All require 7 to 8 MV at the insulator stack to drive the z-pinch load to implosion in 100 to 120 ns. Two of the designs are based on the Z accelerator, and use water-line technology; a transit-time-isolated water adder, and a water transformer. The third design uses inductive-voltage adders in water. They also describe a low-inductance insulator stack design that helps minimize voltage requirements. This design is evaluated for water and vacuum break-down using JCM, THM, and magnetic-flashover-inhibition criteria.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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