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Title: HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRODES

Abstract

S>This patent relates to electrode structure for creating an intense direct current electric field which may have a field strength of the order of two to three times that heretofore obtained, with automatic suppression of arcing. The positive electrode is a conventional conductive material such as copper while the negative electrode is made from a special material having a resistivity greater than that of good conductors and less than that of good insulators. When an incipient arc occurs, the moderate resistivity of the negative electrode causes a momentary, localized decrease in the electric field intensity, thus suppressing the flow of electrons and avoiding arcing. Heated glass may be utilized for the negative electrode, since it provides the desired combination of resistivity, capacity, dielectric strength, mechani-cal strength, and thermal stability. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4712631
Patent Number(s):
3087056
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-018255
NSA Number:
NSA-17-018255
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; ANODES; CAPACITORS; CATHODES; COPPER; CURRENTS; DIELECTRICS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON BEAMS; HEATING; STABILITY; TENSILE PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Murray, J.J. HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRODES. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Murray, J.J. HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRODES. United States.
Murray, J.J. Tue . "HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRODES". United States.
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title = {HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRODES},
author = {Murray, J.J.},
abstractNote = {S>This patent relates to electrode structure for creating an intense direct current electric field which may have a field strength of the order of two to three times that heretofore obtained, with automatic suppression of arcing. The positive electrode is a conventional conductive material such as copper while the negative electrode is made from a special material having a resistivity greater than that of good conductors and less than that of good insulators. When an incipient arc occurs, the moderate resistivity of the negative electrode causes a momentary, localized decrease in the electric field intensity, thus suppressing the flow of electrons and avoiding arcing. Heated glass may be utilized for the negative electrode, since it provides the desired combination of resistivity, capacity, dielectric strength, mechani-cal strength, and thermal stability. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {4}
}