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Title: ION SWITCH

Abstract

An ion switch capable of transferring large magnitudes of power is described. An ion switch constructed in accordance with the invention includes a pair of spaced control electrodes disposed in a highly evacuated region for connection in a conventional circuit to control the passing of power therethrough. A controllable ionic conduction path is provided directiy between the control electrodes by a source unit to close the ion switch. Conventional power supply means are provided to trigger the source unit and control the magnitude, durations and pulse repetition rate of the aforementioned ionic conduction path.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4263300
Patent Number(s):
2873400
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01T - SPARK GAPS
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS; BUTYL PHOSPHATES; CIRCUITS; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRODES; IONS; NEPTUNIUM NITRATES; NITRATES; NITRIC ACID; PARTICLE TRACKS; PARTITION; PLUTONIUM NITRATES; POWER; PULSES; QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; SOLVENTS; SWITCHES; THORIUM NITRATES; TRACE AMOUNTS; URANYL NITRATES; VACUUM; WATER

Citation Formats

Cook, B. ION SWITCH. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Cook, B. ION SWITCH. United States.
Cook, B. Tue . "ION SWITCH". United States.
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title = {ION SWITCH},
author = {Cook, B},
abstractNote = {An ion switch capable of transferring large magnitudes of power is described. An ion switch constructed in accordance with the invention includes a pair of spaced control electrodes disposed in a highly evacuated region for connection in a conventional circuit to control the passing of power therethrough. A controllable ionic conduction path is provided directiy between the control electrodes by a source unit to close the ion switch. Conventional power supply means are provided to trigger the source unit and control the magnitude, durations and pulse repetition rate of the aforementioned ionic conduction path.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}