Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 4
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Li, Limin Liu, Chao Zhang, Xuming Wu, Guosong Zhang, Ming Fu, Ricky K.Y. and Chu, Paul K. 2014. Plasma-target surface interaction during non-equilibrium plasma irradiation at atmospheric pressure: Generation of dusty plasma. Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 32, Issue. 01, p. 69.

    Zhao, Liang Su, Jian-Cang Zhang, Xi-Bo Pan, Ya-Feng Li, Rui Zeng, Bo Cheng, Jie Yu, Bin-Xiong and Wu, Xiao-Long 2014. A Method to design composite insulation structures based on reliability for pulsed power systems. Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 32, Issue. 02, p. 197.

    Yu, Binxiong Liu, Jinliang Zhang, Tianyang and Hong, Zhiqiang 2013. A high-impedance attenuator for measurement of high-voltage nanosecond-range pulses. Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 84, Issue. 5, p. 055111.

    Li, Limin Chang, L. Zhang, L. Liu, J. Chen, G. and Wen, J. 2012. Development mechanism of cathode surface plasmas of high current pulsed electron beam sources for microwave irradiation generation. Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 30, Issue. 04, p. 541.


Study of low impedance intense electron-beam accelerator based on magnetic core Tesla transformer

  • J-L. Liu (a1), H-B. Zhang (a1), Y-W. Fan (a1), Z-Q. Hong (a1) and J-H. Feng (a1)
  • DOI:
  • Published online: 07 June 2012

An intense electron-beam accelerator, which consists of a primary storage capacitor system, a magnetic core Tesla transformer, Blumlein pulse forming line of water dielectric, and a field-emission diode, are constructed and described. The experimental results show that the output voltage of transformer is more than 740 kV, the rise time is about 5 µs, the diode voltage is about 596 kV, electron beam current is about 60 kA, the duration is about 100 ns, and the power is 36 GW when charging voltage is 40 kV. It was suitable to drive magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator. And it can be also used in materials surface modification. This accelerator is very compact and works stably and reliably.

Corresponding author
Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Hong-Bo Zhang, College of Photoelectical Engineering and Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, Peoples Republic of China. E-mail:
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

X.B. Cheng , J.L. Liu , B.L. Qian , G.Q. Bai , Zh. Chen & J.H. Feng (2010). Research of a high current repetitive triggered spark gap switch and its application. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 38, 516552

X.B. Cheng , J.L. Liu , B.L. Qian , Y. Zhang & H.B. Zhang (2009 b). Effect of the change in the load resistance on the high voltage pulse transformer of the intense electron-beam accelerators. Rev. Sci. Instr. 80, 112110.

Y.W. Fan , Ch.W. Yuan , H.H. Zhong , T. Shu & L. Luo (2007 a). Simulation investigation of an improved MILO. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 35, 379383.

Y.W. Fan , H.H. Zhong , Zh.Q. Li , T. Shu , J.D. Zhang , J.L. Liu , J.H. Yang , J. Zhang , Ch.W. Yuan & L. Luo (2008). Recent progress of the improved magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator. Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 034703.

Gennady A. Mesyats , Sergei D. Korovin , Alexander V. Gunin , Vladimir P. Gubanov , Aleksei S. Stepchenko , Dmitry M. Grishin , Vladimir F. Landl & Pavel I. Alekseenko (2003). Repetitively pulsed high-current accelerators transformer charging of forming lines. Laser Part. Beams 21, 197209.

S. Katsuki , D. Takano , T. Namihira & H. Akiyama (2001). Repetitive operation of water-filled Blumlein generator. Rev. Sci. Instr. 72, 27592763.

S.T. Ko & S.H. Nam (2005). Field enhancement optimization of an air-cored spiral strip pulse transformer. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 33, 12681272.

J.L. Liu , Y. Yin , B. Ge , T.W. Zhan , X.B. Cheng , J.H. Feng , T. Shu , J.D. Zhang & X.X. Wang (2007 a). An electron-beam accelerator based on spiral water PFL. Laser Part. Beams 25, 593599.

J.L. Liu , T.W. Zhan & J. Zhang (2007 b). A Tesla pulse transformer for spiral water pulse forming line charging. Laser Part. Beams 25, 305312.

P.A. Miller , J.W. Poukey & T.P. Wright (1975). Electron beam generation in plasma-filled diodes. Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 940943.

B.V. Weber , R.J. Allen , R.J. Commisso , G. Cooperstein , D.D. Hinshelwood , D. Mosher , D.P. Murphy , P.F. Ottinger , D.G. Phipps , J.W. Schumer , S.J. Stephanakis , S.B. Swanekamp , J.R. Threadgold , L.A. Biddle , S.G. Clough , A. Jones , M.A. Sinclair , D. Swatton , T. Carden & B.V. Oliver (2008). Radiographic properties of plasma-filled rod-pinch diodes. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 443456.

B.V. Weber , D.D. Hinshelwood , D.P. Murphy , S.J. Stephanakis & V. Harper-Slaboszewicz (2004). Plasma-filled diode for high dose-rate bremsstrahlung. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 32, 19982003.

Y. Zhang , J.L. Liu , X.B. Cheng , H.B. Zhang , B.L. Qian , G.Q. Bai , J.H. Feng & B. Liang (2010). A compact high voltage pulse generator based on pulse transformer with closed magnetic core. Rev. Sci. Instr. 81, 033302.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Laser and Particle Beams
  • ISSN: 0263-0346
  • EISSN: 1469-803X
  • URL: /core/journals/laser-and-particle-beams
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *