Picture map of Europe with pins indicating European capital cities

Open Access research with a European policy impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC).

EPRC is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

Explore research outputs by the European Policies Research Centre...

Performance of triggered multi gap plasma closing switches filled with air, nitrogen and a nitrogen/oxygen mixture

Hogg, M. and Timoshkin, I. and MacGregor, S. and Given, M. and Wilson, M. and Wang, T. (2014) Performance of triggered multi gap plasma closing switches filled with air, nitrogen and a nitrogen/oxygen mixture. In: Proceedings of the XXth International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 598-601.

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

This paper presents an experimental investigation into operation of a triggered, two electrode switch energised with a HV impulses superimposed over a DC charging voltage. A sphere-sphere topology with an electrode separation of 2 mm was DC energised to 6 kV, 7 kV and 8 kV and triggering impulses of varying dV/dt have been used. Breakdown voltage, time delay to breakdown and jitter have been measured for air, nitrogen and a 60% nitrogen/40% oxygen mixture. It is shown that higher dV/dt and higher DC energisation provide more stable and shorter time delays to breakdown.