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FIGURE 2-11 Pictorial representation of a side section of an annular LTD cavity where the load now is the coaxial line formed by the inner cylindrical surface of the cavity and the central (cathode) cylindrical electrode. The red arrows show the current direction in each conductor. Each unit consists of two capacitors charged to ±100 kV, a 200-kV switch, and a portion of the annular ferrite cores that assure that the pulse is delivered to the load until the cores saturate. There are many such units in parallel around the annular cavity in order to produce the desired output current. SOURCE: Copied with permission of the first author from M.G. Mazarakis, W.E. Fowler, A.A. Kim, et al., 2009, High current, 0.5-MA, fast, 100-ns, linear transformer driver experiments, Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams 12: 050401.

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FIGURE 2-12 Top view of 20 units in parallel in an annular LTD cavity. SOURCE: Copied with permission of the first author from M.G. Mazarakis, W.E. Fowler, A.A. Kim, et al., 2009, High current, 0.5-MA, fast, 100-ns, linear transformer driver experiments, Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams 12: 050401.



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