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I want to produce a discharge of a capacitor against a test cell, as part of a study on high energy states of materials. I'm using a standard microwave oven transformer as the power supply that I convert to DC with a 4 diode briege. The capacitor that I use is from the same microwave oven. Spec: CH85 1*10-6 F+-3% , 2100V I'm looking for an electronic switch that will allow me to fully discharge a matching capacitor to the test cell with minimal losses of potential. capacitor spec

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I would consider using a xenon tube like this one: -

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It can discharge a capacitor in sub 1 us and can take a capacitor voltage as high as 5 kV. Here is a basic idea of a circuit that can trigger the device: -

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