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Title: Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches

Abstract

An improvement to the gas mixture used in diffuse glow discharge closing switches is disclosed which includes binary and ternary gas mixtures which are formulated to exhibit decreasing electron attachment with increasing temperature. This increases the efficiency of the conductance of the glow discharge and further inhibits the formation of an arc.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
867436
Patent Number(s):
4937500
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
binary; ternary; gas; mixtures; temperature; enhanced; diffuse; glow; discharge; characteristics; closing; switches; improvement; mixture; disclosed; formulated; exhibit; decreasing; electron; attachment; increasing; increases; efficiency; conductance; inhibits; formation; ternary gas; electron attachment; gas mixtures; glow discharge; gas mixture; closing switches; diffuse glow; discharge closing; discharge characteristics; increasing temperature; /315/313/

Citation Formats

Christophorou, Loucas G., and Hunter, Scott R. Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Christophorou, Loucas G., & Hunter, Scott R. Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches. United States.
Christophorou, Loucas G., and Hunter, Scott R. Mon . "Binary and ternary gas mixtures with temperature enhanced diffuse glow discharge characteristics for use in closing switches". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867436.
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author = {Christophorou, Loucas G. and Hunter, Scott R.},
abstractNote = {An improvement to the gas mixture used in diffuse glow discharge closing switches is disclosed which includes binary and ternary gas mixtures which are formulated to exhibit decreasing electron attachment with increasing temperature. This increases the efficiency of the conductance of the glow discharge and further inhibits the formation of an arc.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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