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Title: SPARK GAP SWITCH

Abstract

An improved triggered spark gap switch is described, capable of precisely controllable firing time while switching very large amounts of power. The invention in general comprises three electrodes adjustably spaced and adapted to have a large potential impressed between the outer electrodes. The central electrode includes two separate elements electrically connected togetaer and spaced apart to define a pair of spark gaps between the end electrodes. Means are provided to cause the gas flow in the switch to pass towards the central electrode, through a passage in each separate element, and out an exit disposed between the two separate central electrode elements in order to withdraw ions from the spark gap.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4304845
Patent Number(s):
2817036
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-007032
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007032
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; GAS FLOW; IONS; PATENT; POWER; SPARK CHAMBERS; SWITCHES

Citation Formats

Neal, R.B. SPARK GAP SWITCH. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Neal, R.B. SPARK GAP SWITCH. United States.
Neal, R.B. Tue . "SPARK GAP SWITCH". United States.
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title = {SPARK GAP SWITCH},
author = {Neal, R.B.},
abstractNote = {An improved triggered spark gap switch is described, capable of precisely controllable firing time while switching very large amounts of power. The invention in general comprises three electrodes adjustably spaced and adapted to have a large potential impressed between the outer electrodes. The central electrode includes two separate elements electrically connected togetaer and spaced apart to define a pair of spark gaps between the end electrodes. Means are provided to cause the gas flow in the switch to pass towards the central electrode, through a passage in each separate element, and out an exit disposed between the two separate central electrode elements in order to withdraw ions from the spark gap.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {12}
}