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Title: Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches with emphasis on efficiency of operation

Abstract

The efficient operation of a spark gap closing switch requires a gaseous medium with large breakdown strength, low conduction voltage, and a short formative time lag. Gas properties necessary to achieve these requirements are identified and discussed. Based on available knowledge of such properties, a number of binary (e.g., c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/, or l-C/sub 3/F/sub 6/, or n-C/sub 4/F/sub 10/, or C/sub 3/F/sub 8/, or C/sub 6/F/sub 6/ in Ar or He or H/sub 2/) and ternary gas mixtures (e.g., c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/, or n-C/sub 4/F/sub 10/, or C/sub 3/F/sub 8/ in Ar or He + C/sub 2/H/sub 2/ or another low ionization onset additive) have been identified which may be suitable for use in spark gap closing switches.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA); Tennessee Univ., Knoxville (USA). Dept. of Physics
OSTI Identifier:
6724529
Report Number(s):
CONF-870516-2
ON: DE87006624
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. international symposium on gaseous dielectrics, Knoxville, TN, USA, 3 May 1987; Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; SPARK GAPS; GASES; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; MIXTURES; PERFORMANCE; DISPERSIONS; FLUIDS; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989); 640302 - Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics- Atomic & Molecular Properties & Theory

Citation Formats

Christophorou, L G, McCorkle, D L, and Hunter, S R. Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches with emphasis on efficiency of operation. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Christophorou, L G, McCorkle, D L, & Hunter, S R. Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches with emphasis on efficiency of operation. United States.
Christophorou, L G, McCorkle, D L, and Hunter, S R. Thu . "Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches with emphasis on efficiency of operation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6724529.
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abstractNote = {The efficient operation of a spark gap closing switch requires a gaseous medium with large breakdown strength, low conduction voltage, and a short formative time lag. Gas properties necessary to achieve these requirements are identified and discussed. Based on available knowledge of such properties, a number of binary (e.g., c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/, or l-C/sub 3/F/sub 6/, or n-C/sub 4/F/sub 10/, or C/sub 3/F/sub 8/, or C/sub 6/F/sub 6/ in Ar or He or H/sub 2/) and ternary gas mixtures (e.g., c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/, or n-C/sub 4/F/sub 10/, or C/sub 3/F/sub 8/ in Ar or He + C/sub 2/H/sub 2/ or another low ionization onset additive) have been identified which may be suitable for use in spark gap closing switches.},
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