Electric Discharge Caused by Expanding Armatures in Flux Compression Generators

Sergey I. Shkuratov
Jason Baird, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Evgueni F. Talantsev
Larry L. Altgilbers

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In this letter, we experimentally demonstrate that explosively driven expansion of metallic armature of the magnetic flux compression generator (FCG) plays a dominant role in the formation of plasma and electric discharge initiation inside the FCG.