Accession Number : AD0711109

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF MYLAR STRIPLINES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL CO SAN LEANDRO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shope,Steven L. ; Smith,Ian D. ; Yonas,Gerry ; Spence,Phillip ; Ward,Rodney

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The report covers the development and application of Mylar striplines capable of producing currents in excess of 1 MA with pulse widths on the order of 50 nsec. The low-voltage line has a maximum operating voltage of 200 kV and a total impedance of 0.1 ohms. The high-voltage line can be operated up to 750 kV and has a total impedance of 1.8 ohms. Both lines use Mylar as the energy storage medium and are switched with solid dielectric switches. The low-voltage line drives a low-inductance diode that is used for the production of electron beams. The high-voltage line drives a double-sided diode with a line impedance of 3.6 ohms driving each side of the diode. The double-sided diode uses two opposing cathodes with a thin anode between them. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRIP TRANSMISSION LINES, *POLYESTER PLASTICS), (*PULSE GENERATORS, STRIP TRANSMISSION LINES), ELECTRIC SWITCHES, DIELECTRIC FILMS, ELECTRON BEAMS, X RAY TUBES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE