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dc.contributor.advisorGahl, John M. (John Michel)eng
dc.contributor.authorLeChien, Keith Robert, 1979-eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 27, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.description.abstractThe University of Missouri Terawatt Test Stand is one of the world's largest university operated pulsed power facilities. It was developed and implemented, for a fraction of similar facilities cost, under the supervision of the author. The test stand was routinely operated at up to 200 kA at approximately 200 ns FWHM and 600 kV into appropriate loads. The test stand provides a valuable resource for pulsed power experimentation in areas ranging from component evaluation to wire array physics. The laboratories original initiative was to research 2.5 MV laser triggered gas switches. Experiments were conducted in voltage ranges from 800 kV to 2.5 MV, with peak currents of over 175 kA, using air and SF6 as fill gases. These parameters, along with electrode type, configuration, and size were varied to experimentally understand multichanneling and low inductance configurations for large laser triggered gas switches. This effort discovered that for very low impedance gas switching, avenues of drastic redesign of existing switches must be explored as opposed to modest design changes to meet stringent impedance requirements for future inertial confinement fusion programs. From this initiative, novel results were obtained that may be utilized for the future design of large, low inductance gas switches.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb5790148xeng
dc.identifier.oclc85381460eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4432eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4432
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. -- Terawatt Test Standeng
dc.subject.lcshElectric spark gapseng
dc.subject.lcshElectric switchgeareng
dc.subject.lcshElectric conductorseng
dc.subject.lcshPulsed power systemseng
dc.titleImplementation of the University of Missouri Terawatt Test Stand and the study of a large, multichanneling, laser tirggered gas switcheng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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