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Pulsed Power Systems: Principles and Applications (Power Systems) [Hardcover]

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Pulsed-Power Systems describes the physical and technical foundations for the production and application of high-voltage pulses of very high-power and high-energy character. In the initial chapters, it addresses materials, components and the most common diagnostics. In the second part, three categories of applications with scientific and industrial relevance are detailed: production of strong pulsed electric and magnetic fields, intense radiation sources and pulsed electric (plasma) discharges.

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Pages   326
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.4" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 15, 2006
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540261370  
ISBN13  9783540261377  

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More About Hansjoachim Bluhm

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Hansjoachim Bluhm was born on November 23, 1941 in Stralsund, Germany. He received his Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1968 and 1973, respectively.

He joined the Nuclear Research Centre Karlsruhe in 1968, and since then has been working in different research areas including fast neutron physics, neutron spectroscopy in fast breeder reactor mockups, nuclear reaction cross section measurements, and visualization of molten fuel movement in the CABRI-reactor fast breeder fuel element testbed.

Since 1980, he has been working on the production and focussing of intense pulsed light ion beams for inertial confinement fusion and matter research. In 1988, he initiated the work on an applied Br-ion diode with preformed anode plasmas. In addition, he contributed to beam matter interaction and shock-wave experiments.

Since 1995, industrial applications of pulsed power are developed at the Research Centre Karlsruhe under his guidance.

Presently he is vice-director and head of the pulsed power division at the Institute of Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology at the Research Centre Karlsruhe.

He is connected to the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Professor apl.), where he is lecturing on Pulsed Power Systems and Applications.

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Long over due  Oct 30, 2006
This scholarly work has a good balance of the essentials of pulsed power components and techniques against applications and possible uses of this technology. 99 % of the material on pulsed power subjects is only available in I.E.E.E. Journal and proceedings, with some spill over into the internet as Phd. work. A lot of the technology had been locked in companies like Physics international, Maxwell Labs. Etc. that had to change their direction when the Berlin wall came down because there was no longer a need for high power flash X-ray machines to simulate nuclear weapons effects.
Great ground-up review of pulsed power technology  Sep 19, 2006
This text is a great ground-up review of pulsed power technology. The text starts with a unified survey (~40 pages) of dielectric breakdown (gas, liquid, solid) in chapter 2, and continues with a brief review of energy storage capacitors, Marx banks, basic inductive pulsers, and rotating machines in chapter 3. Next, the author covers quite a wide variety of opening and closing switching technologies. The author continues with fundamental info on PFNs, MITLs, and brief info on pulse transformers and HV switchmode power supplies. There's a chapter on power and voltage adding, one on diagnostics, and one on typical large pulsed power systems (e.g., Z and Hermes III). I enjoyed the topic of cumulative pulse lines, which I'd never heard of before. I didn't find the final three chapters too useful, which are on commercial and industrial applications, but they may be of interest to you.

This book is quite expensive, but it fills in a lot of practical gaps that P. W. Smith does not cover in his book Transient Electronics, e.g., breakdown, switching, and diagnostics. Smith does, however, cover the topic of pulse generation in greater detail. The information in this book is better organzied and better presented than in Pai and Zhang's Introduction to High Power Pulse Technology, although the latter is so cheap you might as well own a copy. The literature references at the end of the chapters are quite useful (e.g., G. A. Mesyats cites a lot of Russian literature in his book that is not easily available) but they are not any better than Smith's.

The disk included with the book includes a transmission line simulation code LEITER which I found a little hard to use.

My only qualm with this book is the price, really I'm not sure there is any justification for the high price except that it's a good book in a field that doesn't have many (any?) good intro/survey texts. Get your company or your professor to purchase I copy. Overall, highly recommended.

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