Simulation of spark dynamic plasma resistance and inductance using PSpice

Hogg, M. and Timoshkin, I. and MacGregor, S. and Given, M and Wilson, M. and Wang, T.; Garner, Allan, ed. (2014) Simulation of spark dynamic plasma resistance and inductance using PSpice. In: 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC). IEEE, USA, pp. 391-394. ISBN 978-1-4673-7323-4 (

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This paper presents the results of analyses of the transient resistance and inductance of spark plasma, parameters which have been obtained using the hydrodynamic approach described in [2], and a new model for plasma resistance. A lumped RLC model to represent the transient process in the spark-discharge plasma has been built and solved using PSpice simulation software. The dynamic plasma resistance, R(t), and inductance, L(t), have been used in the lumped-element circuit.


Hogg, M. ORCID logoORCID:, Timoshkin, I. ORCID logoORCID:, MacGregor, S. ORCID logoORCID:, Given, M, Wilson, M. ORCID logoORCID: and Wang, T. ORCID logoORCID:; Garner, Allan