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Title: Multi-megavolt low jitter multistage switch

Abstract

It is one object of the present invention to provide a multistage switch capable of holding off numerous megavolts, until triggered, from a particle beam accelerator of the type used for inertial confinement fusion. The invention provides a multistage switch having low timing jitter and capable of producing multiple spark channels for spreading current over a wider area to reduce electrode damage and increase switch lifetime. The switch has fairly uniform electric fields and a short spark gap for laser triggering and is engineered to prevent insulator breakdowns.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5517091
Application Number:
ON: DE86013733
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy SNL; ERA-11-006753; EDB-86-141444
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; SWITCHES; SPECIFICATIONS; ACCELERATORS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRODES; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; POWER SUPPLIES; SPARK GAPS; CONFINEMENT; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; 700203* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Power Supplies, Energy Storage; 700208 - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Inertial Confinement Technology

Citation Formats

Humphreys, D.R., and Penn, K.J. Jr. Multi-megavolt low jitter multistage switch. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Humphreys, D.R., & Penn, K.J. Jr. Multi-megavolt low jitter multistage switch. United States.
Humphreys, D.R., and Penn, K.J. Jr. Wed . "Multi-megavolt low jitter multistage switch". United States.
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abstractNote = {It is one object of the present invention to provide a multistage switch capable of holding off numerous megavolts, until triggered, from a particle beam accelerator of the type used for inertial confinement fusion. The invention provides a multistage switch having low timing jitter and capable of producing multiple spark channels for spreading current over a wider area to reduce electrode damage and increase switch lifetime. The switch has fairly uniform electric fields and a short spark gap for laser triggering and is engineered to prevent insulator breakdowns.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {6}
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