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Title: Eight electrode optical readout gap

Abstract

A protective device for a plurality of electrical circuits includes a pluity of isolated electrodes forming a gap with a common electrode. An output signal, electrically isolated from the circuits being monitored, is obtained by a photosensor viewing the discharge gap through an optical window. Radioactive stabilization of discharge characteristics is provided for slowly changing voltages and carbon tipped dynamic starters provide desirable discharge characteristics for rapidly varying voltages. A hydrogen permeation barrier is provided on external surfaces of the device.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865657
Patent Number(s):
4550273
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
eight; electrode; optical; readout; gap; protective; device; plurality; electrical; circuits; pluity; isolated; electrodes; forming; common; output; signal; electrically; monitored; obtained; photosensor; viewing; discharge; window; radioactive; stabilization; characteristics; provided; slowly; changing; voltages; carbon; tipped; dynamic; starters; provide; desirable; rapidly; varying; hydrogen; permeation; barrier; external; surfaces; electrical circuits; hydrogen permeation; electrically isolated; external surface; output signal; electrical circuit; protective device; permeation barrier; external surfaces; electrically isolate; discharge characteristics; /315/250/324/361/

Citation Formats

Boettcher, Gordon E, and Crain, Robert W. Eight electrode optical readout gap. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Boettcher, Gordon E, & Crain, Robert W. Eight electrode optical readout gap. United States.
Boettcher, Gordon E, and Crain, Robert W. Tue . "Eight electrode optical readout gap". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865657.
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abstractNote = {A protective device for a plurality of electrical circuits includes a pluity of isolated electrodes forming a gap with a common electrode. An output signal, electrically isolated from the circuits being monitored, is obtained by a photosensor viewing the discharge gap through an optical window. Radioactive stabilization of discharge characteristics is provided for slowly changing voltages and carbon tipped dynamic starters provide desirable discharge characteristics for rapidly varying voltages. A hydrogen permeation barrier is provided on external surfaces of the device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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