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Title: High voltage switches having one or more floating conductor layers

Abstract

This patent document discloses high voltage switches that include one or more electrically floating conductor layers that are isolated from one another in the dielectric medium between the top and bottom switch electrodes. The presence of the one or more electrically floating conductor layers between the top and bottom switch electrodes allow the dielectric medium between the top and bottom switch electrodes to exhibit a higher breakdown voltage than the breakdown voltage when the one or more electrically floating conductor layers are not present between the top and bottom switch electrodes. This increased breakdown voltage in the presence of one or more electrically floating conductor layers in a dielectric medium enables the switch to supply a higher voltage for various high voltage circuits and electric systems.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1227863
Patent Number(s):
9,196,817
Application Number:
14/218,816
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Werne, Roger W., Sampayan, Stephen, and Harris, John Richardson. High voltage switches having one or more floating conductor layers. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Werne, Roger W., Sampayan, Stephen, & Harris, John Richardson. High voltage switches having one or more floating conductor layers. United States.
Werne, Roger W., Sampayan, Stephen, and Harris, John Richardson. Tue . "High voltage switches having one or more floating conductor layers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1227863.
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