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Title: Low impedance switch

Abstract

1. A low inductance switch comprising a pair of spaced apart, annularly shaped, plate members of conducting material supported in substantially parallel, insulated relationship, said plate members being provided with a plurality of radially extending, spoke-like extensions whereby said members may be connected into a plurality of electrical circuits, and an electrical discharge means connected across said spaced plate members for effecting the simultaneous closing of the electrical circuits connected thereto, said electrical discharge means including an elongated, sealed envelope which contains an ionizable gas and which is supported on one of said plate members with the major axis of said envelope extending generally perpendicular to the plane of said plate members, a pair of elongated, spaced apart, insulated electrodes supported within said envelope and extending axially thereof, one of said electrodes being connected to each of said plate members, and a third, firing or trigger electrode supported within said envelope intermediate said main electrodes and being insulated from said main electrodes.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Milwaukee, WI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862534
Patent Number(s):
3956658
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01T - SPARK GAPS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
impedance; switch; inductance; comprising; pair; spaced; apart; annularly; shaped; plate; conducting; material; supported; substantially; parallel; insulated; relationship; provided; plurality; radially; extending; spoke-like; extensions; whereby; connected; electrical; circuits; discharge; means; effecting; simultaneous; closing; thereto; including; elongated; sealed; envelope; contains; ionizable; gas; major; axis; perpendicular; plane; electrodes; axially; third; firing; trigger; electrode; intermediate; main; electrical circuits; connected thereto; ionizable gas; extending axially; means including; electrical discharge; major axis; conducting material; spaced apart; electrical circuit; radially extending; substantially parallel; means connected; electrode support; sealed envelope; charge means; switch comprising; spaced plate; /313/315/

Citation Formats

Hornig, Donald F. Low impedance switch. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Hornig, Donald F. Low impedance switch. United States.
Hornig, Donald F. Thu . "Low impedance switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862534.
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abstractNote = {1. A low inductance switch comprising a pair of spaced apart, annularly shaped, plate members of conducting material supported in substantially parallel, insulated relationship, said plate members being provided with a plurality of radially extending, spoke-like extensions whereby said members may be connected into a plurality of electrical circuits, and an electrical discharge means connected across said spaced plate members for effecting the simultaneous closing of the electrical circuits connected thereto, said electrical discharge means including an elongated, sealed envelope which contains an ionizable gas and which is supported on one of said plate members with the major axis of said envelope extending generally perpendicular to the plane of said plate members, a pair of elongated, spaced apart, insulated electrodes supported within said envelope and extending axially thereof, one of said electrodes being connected to each of said plate members, and a third, firing or trigger electrode supported within said envelope intermediate said main electrodes and being insulated from said main electrodes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
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