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Subject: Re: Pulsed power vs steady state
Date: Apr 23, 3:09 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On Apr 23, 3:09 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

>Do we even want to keep it ionized though? Won't the HV from the pulse discharge ionize everything quickly enough? Or, perhaps, preionizing makes the rise time of the pulse faster?

By keeping it allive, the energy of the pulse can be less and of shorter duration and still hit high flux levels.

R. Hull