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The time required for a pulse to rise from 10 per cent to 90 per cent of its steady value.
- ‘It takes three weeks to make one; the rise time is three to four seconds, and it lasts three to four seconds.’
- ‘To give an example of the directed power associated with this weapon, the generator produced a ‘12-16 million amp pulse with a rise time of only 400 nanoseconds.’’
- ‘Together with the decrease in amplitude, the rise time and the duration of events were increased from 9.4 to 9.6, and from 56 to 79 ms, respectively.’
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