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Title: Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch

Abstract

An improved photoconductive switch having a SIC or other wide band gap substrate material, such as GaAs and field-grading liners composed of preferably SiN formed on the substrate adjacent the electrode perimeters or adjacent the substrate perimeters for grading the electric fields.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Manteca, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1036106
Patent Number(s):
8125089
Application Number:
12/952,949
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Caporaso, George J, Sampayan, Stephen E, Sullivan, James S, and Sanders, David M. Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Caporaso, George J, Sampayan, Stephen E, Sullivan, James S, & Sanders, David M. Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch. United States.
Caporaso, George J, Sampayan, Stephen E, Sullivan, James S, and Sanders, David M. Tue . "Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1036106.
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