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Title: THE IGNITRON AS A SWITCH IN HIGH-VOLTAGE HEAVY-CURRENT PULSING CIRCUITS

Abstract

A review is given of the requirements for switches in capacitor discharge circuits, and the methods and apparatus used and the observations made in an experimental study of the operation of the ignitron for this duty are described. Photographic records show the movement of the cathode spot on the mercury cathode. At heavy currents a substantial proportion of the current is carried by cathode spots on the walls and baffles, the arc tending to follow the shortest path. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
British Thomson-Houston Co., Ltd., Rugby, Eng.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4138668
NSA Number:
NSA-14-015801
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Proc. Inst. Elec. Engrs. (London), Pt. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: 106, Suppl. 2; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; CAPACITORS; CATHODE RAYS; CATHODES; CIRCUITS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRON TUBES; IGNITRONS; IMAGES; LUMINESCENCE; MERCURY; MOTION; PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM; SURFACES; SWITCHES

Citation Formats

Knight, H.D.B., Herbert, L., and Maddison, R.C. THE IGNITRON AS A SWITCH IN HIGH-VOLTAGE HEAVY-CURRENT PULSING CIRCUITS. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.1049/pi-a.1959.0019.
Knight, H.D.B., Herbert, L., & Maddison, R.C. THE IGNITRON AS A SWITCH IN HIGH-VOLTAGE HEAVY-CURRENT PULSING CIRCUITS. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1049/pi-a.1959.0019.
Knight, H.D.B., Herbert, L., and Maddison, R.C. Thu . "THE IGNITRON AS A SWITCH IN HIGH-VOLTAGE HEAVY-CURRENT PULSING CIRCUITS". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1049/pi-a.1959.0019.
@article{osti_4138668,
title = {THE IGNITRON AS A SWITCH IN HIGH-VOLTAGE HEAVY-CURRENT PULSING CIRCUITS},
author = {Knight, H.D.B. and Herbert, L. and Maddison, R.C.},
abstractNote = {A review is given of the requirements for switches in capacitor discharge circuits, and the methods and apparatus used and the observations made in an experimental study of the operation of the ignitron for this duty are described. Photographic records show the movement of the cathode spot on the mercury cathode. At heavy currents a substantial proportion of the current is carried by cathode spots on the walls and baffles, the arc tending to follow the shortest path. (auth)},
doi = {10.1049/pi-a.1959.0019},
journal = {Proc. Inst. Elec. Engrs. (London), Pt. A},
number = ,
volume = Vol: 106, Suppl. 2,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
}