Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 12, 1204024 (2017)

Rapid Communications

Input Energy Control Using Electron Beam Diode as Impedance Controller to Study Warm Dense Matter by Pulsed Power Discharge with Isochoric Heating
Tomoaki ITO, Ryota HAYASHI1), Tomoki ISHITANI2), Md. Shahed-Uz-ZAMAN1), Kenji KASHINE3), Kazumasa TAKAHASHI2), Toru SASAKI2), Takashi KIKUCHI, Nob. HARADA2), Weihua JIANG4) and Akira TOKUCHI4,5)
Department of Nuclear System Safety Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
Department of Energy and Environment Science, Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
Department of Electrical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Kagoshima 899-5193, Japan
Extreme Energy-Density Research Institute, Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
Pulsed Power Japan Laboratory Ltd., Shiga 525-0058, Japan
(Received 16 February 2017 / Accepted 23 March 2017 / Published 16 May 2017)


The characteristics of input energy control with an intense pulsed power device was investigated to explore the properties of warm dense matter in an implosion time scale of inertial confinement fusion. An electron beam diode, which served as an impedance controller and could suppress the prepulse, was placed on the output terminal of the intense pulsed power device. The anode (output) current was regulated by changing the gap distance of the electron beam diode. The input energy into the dummy load representing the sample was controlled with the electron beam diode.


pulsed power, warm dense matter, electron beam diode, implosion, input energy control

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.12.1204024


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