Conferences related to Spark gaps

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2021 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC)

The Pulsed Power Conference is held on a biannual basis and serves as the principal forum forthe exchange of information on pulsed power technology and engineering.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)

IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) is an annual conference coordinated by the Plasma Science and Application Committee (PSAC) of the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society.


2020 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC)

This conference provides an exchange of technical topics in the fields of Solid State Modulators and Switches, Breakdown and Insulation, Compact Pulsed Power Systems, High Voltage Design, High Power Microwaves, Biological Applications, Analytical Methods and Modeling, and Accelerators.


2020 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility & Signal/Power Integrity (EMCSI)

This symposium pertains to the field of electromagnetic compatibility.


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more


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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, IEEE Transactions on

Electrical insulation common to the design and construction of components and equipment for use in electric and electronic circuits and distribution systems at all frequencies.


Education, IEEE Transactions on

Educational methods, technology, and programs; history of technology; impact of evolving research on education.


Electrical Insulation Magazine, IEEE

The magazine covers theory, analysis, design (computer-aided design), and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing. Content is written for the spectrum of activities from basic scientific theory to industrial applications.


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Some recent tests of oil circuit breakers

Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1911

Whenever an electrical circuit carrying considerable energy is opened in oil, gases are generated. These expand and rise, and tend to force the oil out of the containing vessel. They also form with air explosive mixtures, and either explode, or burn for a considerable length of time when ignited. It is important, therefore, that oil circuit breakers be provided with ...


IEE Colloquium on 'Pulsed Power '94' (Digest No.1994/058)

'94 IEE Colloquium on Pulsed Power, 1994

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Pulsed Voltage and Current Measurements

Foundations of Pulsed Power Technology, None

Pulse voltage measurement techniques include crest voltmeters, voltage dividers, capacitive probes, electro‐optical transducers, and reflection attenuators. Spark gaps can be used for the measurement of crest values of voltage pulses from 1 kV to 2.5 MV. Good irradiation and short gap spacing are the key requirements of spark gaps for measurement of crest voltages of nanosecond pulses. Because spark gaps ...


Some Recent Developments In Plasma Switches

IEEE Conference Record - Abstracts. 1991 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, 1991

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Marx Generators and Marx‐Like Circuits

Foundations of Pulsed Power Technology, None

The simplest and most widely used high‐voltage impulse generator is the device Erwin Marx introduced in 1925 for testing high‐voltage components and equipment for the emerging power industry. This chapter discusses the principles of operation and overall performance of Marx generators. For instruction, the design formulas for simple Marx generators based on their equivalent circuits are given in considerable detail. ...


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Educational Resources on Spark gaps

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Some recent tests of oil circuit breakers

    Whenever an electrical circuit carrying considerable energy is opened in oil, gases are generated. These expand and rise, and tend to force the oil out of the containing vessel. They also form with air explosive mixtures, and either explode, or burn for a considerable length of time when ignited. It is important, therefore, that oil circuit breakers be provided with strong oil containing vessels in order that they may withstand the high initial stresses which are often present under certain conditions and also that suitable provision be made for retaining the oil.

  • IEE Colloquium on 'Pulsed Power '94' (Digest No.1994/058)

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  • Pulsed Voltage and Current Measurements

    Pulse voltage measurement techniques include crest voltmeters, voltage dividers, capacitive probes, electro‐optical transducers, and reflection attenuators. Spark gaps can be used for the measurement of crest values of voltage pulses from 1 kV to 2.5 MV. Good irradiation and short gap spacing are the key requirements of spark gaps for measurement of crest voltages of nanosecond pulses. Because spark gaps with small gap spacing can handle only small voltages of not more than tens of kilovolts, they have to be used in conjunction with calibrated voltage dividers for measurement of very high voltages. Pulsed currents can be monitored with resistive current shunts, Rogowski coils, B‐dot probes, current transformers, and magneto‐optic devices. The increase in the magnetic permeability improves the sensitivity and hence extends its usefulness for the measurement of low currents. Current transformers, used to measure alternating currents on high‐voltage power transmission lines, need a careful insulation design.

  • Some Recent Developments In Plasma Switches

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  • Marx Generators and Marx‐Like Circuits

    The simplest and most widely used high‐voltage impulse generator is the device Erwin Marx introduced in 1925 for testing high‐voltage components and equipment for the emerging power industry. This chapter discusses the principles of operation and overall performance of Marx generators. For instruction, the design formulas for simple Marx generators based on their equivalent circuits are given in considerable detail. A fully erected Marx generator is essentially a capacitive discharge. Thus, the load voltage depends not only on the characteristics of the Marx but also on the characteristics of the load. The chapter highlights some aspects in the discussion of modified Marx configurations. It reviews the importance of overvoltages to Marx operation, as well as advanced triggering techniques. The chapter also discusses various aspects of Marx generators such as electrical insulation, delay time and jitter, and the selection of components.

  • Closing Switches

    Closing switches are required to withstand high voltages and then rapidly enter a conducting state that will pass high currents with minimal losses. This chapter describes spark gap closing switches in considerable detail because of their ubiquitous use in pulsed power technology. It then describes other closing switches, including thyratrons, ignitrons, and pseudospark switches, as well as commercially available solid‐state switches. A spark gap is comprised of two conducting electrodes separated by an insulating medium, usually a gas, but liquids or vacuum are also used. The pseudospark switch exhibits remarkable switching properties, combining the advantages of thyratrons and spark gaps, specifically high_dI/dt_, reverse current, and charge transfer capabilities, along with long lifetime and low jitter. A solid dielectric switch consists of two main insulation sheets, a trigger insulation foil, and two metallic foils sandwiched between the main electrodes E1and E2by an external clamping force.

  • Standards for Metal Oxide Surge Arresters: Comparing IEC and US standards

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  • The Effects On Electrode Damage Of Delaying The Onset High Pressure Spark Gaps

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  • X-ray Emission from Subnanosecond Gas Breakdown

    Summary form only given. The X-ray emission of highly overvolted spark gaps under electron runaway conditions is investigated. The pulse source, a RADAN 303 A, is connected to a test chamber through an oil-filled coaxial line, a coupling lens, and a biconical transmission line section, with a symmetrical arrangement attached on the opposite side of the chamber with a matching load. The test chamber allows pressure variation from 10<sup>-6</sup>-670 torr with argon or dry air used as a background gas. Voltage pulses with amplitudes of 40-150 kV, risetimes less than 200 ps, and FWHM less then 300 ps are applied across hemispherical electrodes with 1 mm spacing. A scintillator- photomultiplier combination with a temporal resolution of 2 ns is used as X-ray detector. Metallic absorber foils of different thicknesses are used to obtain a rough energy spectrum of the x-rays and electrons in the range of about 10 to 150 keV. Results show a high electron-energy component (&gt;60 keV) existing up to atmospheric pressure, and an intense soft component (5 to 20 keV) at pressures around 100 torr. The observations are compatible with gaseous ionization and runaway conditions for extremely high E/p.

  • An investigation of ESD protection for magnetoresistive heads

    Many precautions are taken to avoid damaging electrostatic discharge (ESD) through disk drive magnetic recording heads featuring readback via a magnetoresistive (MR) sensor. By optimizing protective spark-gaps (PSG) in the recording head, the extent of ESD damage can be reduced. Human Body Model (HBM), Machine Model (MM) and Charged Device Model (CDM) transients are applied to simulated soft-adjacent-layer (SAL)-biased MR heads with and without protective spark-gaps. Design principles for ESD-damage-suppressing spark-gaps in MR heads are developed and several implementations compared.



Standards related to Spark gaps

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IEEE Standard for Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, 0-3 kHz

Develop safety levels for human exposure to electromagnetic fields from 0 to 3kHz. This standard will be based on the results of an evaluation of the relevant scientific literature and proven effects which are well established and for which thresholds of reaction are understood. Field limits will be derived from threshold current densities or internal electric fields.



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