Fabrication and testing of a 600-kJ pulsed power system

Yun Sik Jin, Young Bae Kim, Jong Soo Kim, Chuhyun Cho, Soo Won Lim, Byungha Lee, Sung Ho Kim, Sanghyuk An, Seok Han Yoon, In Su Koo

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A 600-kJ pulsed power system (PPS) was built for various applications. The PPS consists of six 100-kJ unit modules. A single unit module is composed of a capacitor, a thyristor switch stack, a crowbar diode stack, and a pulse forming inductor. The module was designed to be operational for a maximum charging voltage of 10 kV and a peak current up to 75 kA. Each module can be triggered and controlled independently by a control computer via fiber optic communication. The six modules are combined into one frame and are charged to the same voltage by one capacitor charger. The design, fabrication and test results of the unit modules, and the 600 kJ PPS are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6579757
Pages (from-to)2671-2674
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Capacitor bank
  • crowbar diode
  • pulsed power
  • thyristor switch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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