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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 of the combined physio-electric properties of the mixture components.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
867252
Patent Number(s):
US 4896076
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
binary; ternary; gas; mixtures; glow; discharge; closing; switches; highly; efficient; diffuse; disclosed; combinations; helium; neon; selected; perfluorides; argon; perfluoride; amount; exhibits; enhanced; ionization; characteristics; shown; optimum; choices; virtue; combined; physio-electric; properties; mixture; components; ternary gas; gas mixtures; glow discharge; gas mixture; highly efficient; binary mixture; closing switches; mixture components; diffuse glow; discharge closing; exhibits enhanced; /315/313/372/

Citation Formats

Hunter, Scott R., and Christophorou, Loucas G.. Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Hunter, Scott R., & Christophorou, Loucas G.. Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches. United States.
Hunter, Scott R., and Christophorou, Loucas G.. Mon . "Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867252.
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author = {Hunter, Scott R. and Christophorou, Loucas G.},
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 of the combined physio-electric properties of the mixture components.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
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