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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:
OSTI Identifier:
7019230
Patent Number(s):
4937500 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-212546
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-117635
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 28 Jun 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SWITCHES; DESIGN; BINARY MIXTURES; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; GASES; GLOW DISCHARGES; MITIGATION; OPERATION; CURRENTS; DISPERSIONS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; MIXTURES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; 420000* - Engineering

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., 1990. 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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