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Title: Cold cathode switching device and converter

Abstract

A cold-cathode switching device is presented. The cold-cathode switching device includes a housing defining a chamber; an ionizable gas disposed in the chamber; and a plurality of electrodes disposed in the chamber. The plurality of electrodes includes a cathode and an anode defining a discharge gap, and wherein at least one of the cathode and anode comprises a material that is liquid at an operating temperature of the cathode or the anode.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632637
Patent Number(s):
10580610
Application Number:
14/776,758
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02M - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000298
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/21/2013
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sommerer, Timothy John, Michael, Joseph Darryl, Smith, David John, and Zalubovsky, Sergey Joseph. Cold cathode switching device and converter. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Sommerer, Timothy John, Michael, Joseph Darryl, Smith, David John, & Zalubovsky, Sergey Joseph. Cold cathode switching device and converter. United States.
Sommerer, Timothy John, Michael, Joseph Darryl, Smith, David John, and Zalubovsky, Sergey Joseph. Tue . "Cold cathode switching device and converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632637.
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