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Title: Anode initiated surface flashover switch

Abstract

A high voltage surface flashover switch has a pair of electrodes spaced by an insulator. A high voltage is applied to an anode, which is smaller than the opposing, grounded, cathode. When a controllable source of electrons near the cathode is energized, the electrons are attracted to the anode where they reflect to the insulator and initiate anode to cathode breakdown.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921178
Patent Number(s):
6,555,961
Application Number:
09/947,106
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) ALO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Brainard, John P., and Koss, Robert J. Anode initiated surface flashover switch. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Brainard, John P., & Koss, Robert J. Anode initiated surface flashover switch. United States.
Brainard, John P., and Koss, Robert J. Tue . "Anode initiated surface flashover switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921178.
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abstractNote = {A high voltage surface flashover switch has a pair of electrodes spaced by an insulator. A high voltage is applied to an anode, which is smaller than the opposing, grounded, cathode. When a controllable source of electrons near the cathode is energized, the electrons are attracted to the anode where they reflect to the insulator and initiate anode to cathode breakdown.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {4}
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