Mendel MITL Voltage

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Parameter

Value

Units

Special Values

Inputs:

IA (anode current)
IC (cathode current)  
  Z0 (vacuum impedance)  
  G (space-charge adjustment) uniform for G=1
           

Outputs:

V (voltage)

Note:  V = Eag-SCC
Eag (anode field * gap)

   
  SCC (space-charge correction)

   
           
       
     

Definition:                           

Equation

Parameters

Diagram

g=anode-cathode gap

G=space-charge adjustment

 

 

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Notes:                                                                       top

bulletG term correction added on advice of Dr. Joseph Schumer.  The modified SCC term =G*SCC.  PIC simulations show that G is ~0.8 in a "true" self-limited case.
bulletSource:  M. E. Savage, et al., "Time-resolved voltage measurements in terawatt magnetically insulated transmission lines", Rev. Sci. Inst., Dec.1990, Vol.61, pp.3812-3820
 

 

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