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Title: Radiation hard vacuum switch

Abstract

A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176614
Patent Number(s):
H000756
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Boettcher, Gordon E. Radiation hard vacuum switch. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Boettcher, Gordon E. Radiation hard vacuum switch. United States.
Boettcher, Gordon E. Tue . "Radiation hard vacuum switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176614.
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title = {Radiation hard vacuum switch},
author = {Boettcher, Gordon E.},
abstractNote = {A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {3}
}

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