1 May 1996 High-repetition-rate operation of a double-discharge electron beam generator
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We report on the construction and study of a high-repetitionrate double-discharge electron beam generator. A synergetic superposition of a pulsed discharge on a continuous one is used to generate an intense electron beam (tens of kilo-electron-volts and hundreds of amperes) that might be used as a useful and inexpensive tool for many applications such as laser generation, x-ray generation, photochemistry, material deposition, and others. To increase the average power the repetition rate is increased in different discharge configurations. Two types of high-voltage switches are used: an electromechanical switch working up to 100 Hz and a thyratron-based switch operating up to 10 kHz. A limit of 714 Hz is found for generator operation at 0.1 l/min flow speed and pulse voltage of about 12 kV in air.
Virgil Mircea Udrea, Virgil Mircea Udrea, Mihaela Stoica, Mihaela Stoica, Irina Buica, Irina Buica, Catalin Flacau, Catalin Flacau, Anne-Marie Pointu, Anne-Marie Pointu, Mihai Ganciu, Mihai Ganciu, Dan Penache, Dan Penache, I. Iovitz Popescu, I. Iovitz Popescu, } "High-repetition-rate operation of a double-discharge electron beam generator," Optical Engineering 35(5), (1 May 1996). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.600622 . Submission:

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