Investigating Long-Distance Exploding-Wire Restrike
An experimental setup was built using commonly available high-voltage laboratory equipment to investigate the creation of exploding-wire restrikes up to 9 m long. Sets of voltage traces are presented with varying applied average electric fields. Restrikes (formation of plasma paths) have been found to occur in a region of average electric field between 5.6 and 15 kV/m. The average electric field of this region of restrikes is relatively low and will assist in investigation of novel plasma conductor configurations.