Hochenergieplasmen (in Englisch)


High energy plasma: Exploding wires

When a big capacitor bank is discharged through a fine wire, all the stored energy is immediately transformed into heat energy. In detail the wire reaches temperatures of several thousand Kelvin, which creates a local vaporization of the metal. In the next phase there are many sparks between the still nonvaporized metal particles. Because the ionization of the air molecules the resistance in these "sparcgaps" varies. This nonlinear variation of the wire- and air-resistance makes mathematical calculations very difficult regarding these pulsed power discharge experiments. In this project I want to find a theoretical explication for this type of "wire explosion".

Drahtexplosion /exploding wireMany parameters for instance the equivalent series resistant (ESR) and the equivalent series inductivity (ESL) are important for the discharge behavior of high energy storage capacitors. The calculation of such parameters appeares to be simple when compared with the complex wire resistance during the discharges.

So, the easiest way to understand these events is by taking experimental measurements of the discharge current and voltage. These measuremts are going to be the main aim during this project.

To be continued..........:-)





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