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Title: Laser activated diffuse discharge switch

Abstract

The invention is a gas mixture for a diffuse discharge switch which is capable of changing from a conducting state to an insulating state in the presence of electrons upon the introduction of laser light. The mixture is composed of a buffer gas such as nitrogen or argon and an electron attaching gas such as C.sub.6 H.sub.5 SH, C.sub.6 H.sub.5 SCH.sub.3, CH.sub.3 CHO and CF.sub.3 CHO wherein the electron attachment is brought on by indirect excitation of molecules to long-lived states by exposure to laser light.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
866586
Patent Number(s):
4743807
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; activated; diffuse; discharge; switch; gas; mixture; capable; changing; conducting; insulating; presence; electrons; introduction; light; composed; buffer; nitrogen; argon; electron; attaching; sch; cho; cf; attachment; brought; indirect; excitation; molecules; long-lived; exposure; buffer gas; electron attachment; laser light; gas mixture; diffuse discharge; laser activated; discharge switch; /315/200/307/313/

Citation Formats

Christophorou, Loucas G., and Hunter, Scott R. Laser activated diffuse discharge switch. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Christophorou, Loucas G., & Hunter, Scott R. Laser activated diffuse discharge switch. United States.
Christophorou, Loucas G., and Hunter, Scott R. Fri . "Laser activated diffuse discharge switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866586.
@article{osti_866586,
title = {Laser activated diffuse discharge switch},
author = {Christophorou, Loucas G. and Hunter, Scott R.},
abstractNote = {The invention is a gas mixture for a diffuse discharge switch which is capable of changing from a conducting state to an insulating state in the presence of electrons upon the introduction of laser light. The mixture is composed of a buffer gas such as nitrogen or argon and an electron attaching gas such as C.sub.6 H.sub.5 SH, C.sub.6 H.sub.5 SCH.sub.3, CH.sub.3 CHO and CF.sub.3 CHO wherein the electron attachment is brought on by indirect excitation of molecules to long-lived states by exposure to laser light.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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