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Title: Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches

Abstract

Highly efficient binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches are disclosed. The binary mixtures are combinations of helium or neon and selected perfluorides. The ternary mixtures are combinations of helium, neon, or argon, a selected perfluoride, and a small amount of gas that exhibits enhanced ionization characteristics. These mixtures are shown to be the optimum choices for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches by virtue if the combines physio-electric properties of the mixture components. 9 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6361126
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7186856
Application Number:
ON: DE89009718
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; EDB-89-064088
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; PLASMA SWITCHES; DESIGN; ARGON; BINARY MIXTURES; FLUORIDES; GLOW DISCHARGES; HELIUM; INVENTIONS; MIXTURES; NEON; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; DISPERSIONS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; GASES; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; NONMETALS; RARE GASES; SWITCHES; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989); 440300 - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Hunter, S.R., and Christophorou, L.G. Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Hunter, S.R., & Christophorou, L.G. Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches. United States.
Hunter, S.R., and Christophorou, L.G. Wed . "Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches". United States.
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abstractNote = {Highly efficient binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches are disclosed. The binary mixtures are combinations of helium or neon and selected perfluorides. The ternary mixtures are combinations of helium, neon, or argon, a selected perfluoride, and a small amount of gas that exhibits enhanced ionization characteristics. These mixtures are shown to be the optimum choices for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches by virtue if the combines physio-electric properties of the mixture components. 9 figs.},
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