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Title: Triggered plasma opening switch

Abstract

A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
866508
Patent Number(s):
4727298
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
triggered; plasma; switch; triggerable; voltage; current; pulse; transmission; line; extending; source; load; intermediate; section; including; conducting; electrons; conductors; magnetic; field; breaking; conduction; path; magnetically; insulating; desired; conduction path; current pulse; transmission line; magnetic field; triggered plasma; conducting electrons; line extending; /315/313/

Citation Formats

Mendel, Clifford W. Triggered plasma opening switch. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Mendel, Clifford W. Triggered plasma opening switch. United States.
Mendel, Clifford W. Fri . "Triggered plasma opening switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866508.
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title = {Triggered plasma opening switch},
author = {Mendel, Clifford W.},
abstractNote = {A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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