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Title: High-voltage, high-current, solid-state closing switch

Abstract

A high-voltage, high-current, solid-state closing switch uses a field-effect transistor (e.g., a MOSFET) to trigger a high-voltage stack of thyristors. The switch can have a high hold-off voltage, high current carrying capacity, and high time-rate-of-change of current, di/dt. The fast closing switch can be used in pulsed power applications.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1375931
Patent Number(s):
9,742,394
Application Number:
14/305,148
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Focia, Ronald Jeffrey. High-voltage, high-current, solid-state closing switch. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Focia, Ronald Jeffrey. High-voltage, high-current, solid-state closing switch. United States.
Focia, Ronald Jeffrey. Tue . "High-voltage, high-current, solid-state closing switch". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375931.
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abstractNote = {A high-voltage, high-current, solid-state closing switch uses a field-effect transistor (e.g., a MOSFET) to trigger a high-voltage stack of thyristors. The switch can have a high hold-off voltage, high current carrying capacity, and high time-rate-of-change of current, di/dt. The fast closing switch can be used in pulsed power applications.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 22 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Aug 22 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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