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Title: Electric generator

Abstract

1. In an electrical energy generator, the combination comprising a first elongated annular electrical current conductor having at least one bare surface extending longitudinally and facing radially inwards therein, a second elongated annular electrical current conductor disposed coaxially within said first conductor and having an outer bare surface area extending longitudinally and facing said bare surface of said first conductor, the contiguous coaxial areas of said first and second conductors defining an inductive element, means for applying an electrical current to at least one of said conductors for generating a magnetic field encompassing said inductive element, and explosive charge means disposed concentrically with respect to said conductors including at least the area of said inductive element, said explosive charge means including means disposed to initiate an explosive wave front in said explosive advancing longitudinally along said inductive element, said wave front being effective to progressively deform at least one of said conductors to bring said bare surfaces thereof into electrically conductive contact to progressively reduce the inductance of the inductive element defined by said conductors and transferring explosive energy to said magnetic field effective to generate an electrical potential between undeformed portions of said conductors ahead of said explosive wavemore » front.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Pleasanton, CA)
  2. (Livermore, CA)
  3. (Danville, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864475
Patent Number(s):
4370576
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electric; generator; electrical; energy; combination; comprising; elongated; annular; current; conductor; bare; surface; extending; longitudinally; facing; radially; inwards; therein; disposed; coaxially; outer; contiguous; coaxial; conductors; defining; inductive; element; means; applying; generating; magnetic; field; encompassing; explosive; charge; concentrically; respect; including; initiate; wave; front; advancing; effective; progressively; deform; bring; surfaces; electrically; conductive; contact; reduce; inductance; defined; transferring; generate; potential; undeformed; portions; ahead; including means; current conductor; conductor disposed; electric generator; wave front; means including; radially inward; extending longitudinally; field effect; means disposed; electrical potential; electrical energy; magnetic field; electrically conductive; electrical current; explosive charge; inductive element; combination comprising; disposed coaxially; charge means; elongated annular; explosive energy; disposed concentrically; conductive contact; /310/324/336/

Citation Formats

Foster, Jr., John S., Wilson, James R., and McDonald, Jr., Charles A. Electric generator. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Foster, Jr., John S., Wilson, James R., & McDonald, Jr., Charles A. Electric generator. United States.
Foster, Jr., John S., Wilson, James R., and McDonald, Jr., Charles A. Sat . "Electric generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864475.
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title = {Electric generator},
author = {Foster, Jr., John S. and Wilson, James R. and McDonald, Jr., Charles A.},
abstractNote = {1. In an electrical energy generator, the combination comprising a first elongated annular electrical current conductor having at least one bare surface extending longitudinally and facing radially inwards therein, a second elongated annular electrical current conductor disposed coaxially within said first conductor and having an outer bare surface area extending longitudinally and facing said bare surface of said first conductor, the contiguous coaxial areas of said first and second conductors defining an inductive element, means for applying an electrical current to at least one of said conductors for generating a magnetic field encompassing said inductive element, and explosive charge means disposed concentrically with respect to said conductors including at least the area of said inductive element, said explosive charge means including means disposed to initiate an explosive wave front in said explosive advancing longitudinally along said inductive element, said wave front being effective to progressively deform at least one of said conductors to bring said bare surfaces thereof into electrically conductive contact to progressively reduce the inductance of the inductive element defined by said conductors and transferring explosive energy to said magnetic field effective to generate an electrical potential between undeformed portions of said conductors ahead of said explosive wave front.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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