Bipolar Marx Generator

Introduction A Marx Generator is a type of voltage multiplier circuit constructed using capacitors, resistors and spark gaps. They produce high voltage,  high current DC pulses (non-continuous). They consist of multiple similar stacked stages where each stage effectively doubles its input voltage. The simple design and basic components allow one to that make this electrical … Continue reading Bipolar Marx Generator

Black Powder

Introduction Black powder or Gunpowder is an explosive pyrotechnic composition comprising of charcoal (C), sulphur (S) and potassium nitrate (KNO3, also known as saltpetre). Black powder is classed as a low explosive due to its relatively slow (sub-sonic) combustion or deflagration rate when compared with that of high explosives (super-sonic combustion rate) such as TNT. … Continue reading Black Powder