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Title: Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches

Abstract

An improvement to the gas mixture used in diffuse glow discharge closing switches is disclosed which includes binary and ternary gas mixtures which are formulated to exhibit decreasing electron attachment with increasing temperature. This increases the efficiency of the conductance of the glow discharge and further inhibits the formation of an arc. 11 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6176875
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7212546
Application Number:
ON: DE89011807
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; EDB-89-072794
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 42 ENGINEERING; PLASMA SWITCHES; DESIGN; DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS; GLOW DISCHARGES; INVENTIONS; LASERS; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; PULSE GENERATORS; PULSE TECHNIQUES; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FUNCTION GENERATORS; SWITCHES; WEAPONS; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989); 420800 - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Christophorou, L.G., and Hunter, S.R. Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Christophorou, L.G., & Hunter, S.R. Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches. United States.
Christophorou, L.G., and Hunter, S.R. Tue . "Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches". United States.
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abstractNote = {An improvement to the gas mixture used in diffuse glow discharge closing switches is disclosed which includes binary and ternary gas mixtures which are formulated to exhibit decreasing electron attachment with increasing temperature. This increases the efficiency of the conductance of the glow discharge and further inhibits the formation of an arc. 11 figs.},
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