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Title: ARC DISCHARGE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Abstract

A device for producing an energetic gas arc discharge between spaced electrodes in an evacuated chamber and within a magnetic field is described. Gas is fed into the arc in a direction normal to a refluxing stream of electrons and at a pressure higher than the pressure within the chamber to establish a pressure gradient along the arc discharge formed between the electrodes. This pressure gradient establishes rotating, time varying, radial electrical fields in the volume surroundimg the discharge, causing the discharge to rotate about the arc center line.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4137844
Patent Number(s):
2928966
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
NSA Number:
NSA-14-016144
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONFIGURATION; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRODES; ELECTRONS; ENERGY; GASES; INSTRUMENTS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PERFORMANCE; PRESSURE; PRODUCTION; ROTATION; VACUUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Neidigh, R V. ARC DISCHARGE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Neidigh, R V. ARC DISCHARGE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME. United States.
Neidigh, R V. Tue . "ARC DISCHARGE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME". United States.
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author = {Neidigh, R V},
abstractNote = {A device for producing an energetic gas arc discharge between spaced electrodes in an evacuated chamber and within a magnetic field is described. Gas is fed into the arc in a direction normal to a refluxing stream of electrons and at a pressure higher than the pressure within the chamber to establish a pressure gradient along the arc discharge formed between the electrodes. This pressure gradient establishes rotating, time varying, radial electrical fields in the volume surroundimg the discharge, causing the discharge to rotate about the arc center line.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {3}
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