Hi everyone, my question is related to producing a magnetic field from an array of straight parallel wires. In my scenario, imagine the wires as being stacked into a regular array similar to the way a pile of lumber is usually stacked, so that the ends are exposed, eg: ==================== ==================== ==================== (side) o o o o o o o o o (front) I want to send a short pulse (approx 500ns width) through the wires to create a very short duration magnetic field. What would be the best way of ensuring these pulses are in sync? Would I be wrong to simply have a solid conducting base plate attached to each end of the array? eg: ===================| ===================|-------------- (source) ===================| (single flat plate which I solder all the wires onto) or should I connect each wire to its own independent source (such as a capacitor) and then try to synchronize the timing with which the sources trigger? I am a novice when it comes to electrical systems and would appreciate any feedback.