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Title: Rapid flash lamp

Abstract

A method and apparatus for providing low peak time and pulse width actinic energy from a lamp by varying the input energy of a capacitive ignition circuit having relatively high voltage to the lamp. The lamp comprises a pair of electrodes disposed within a light transparent envelope in which a combustible and an oxidizing gas reaction combination is located. The combustible is preferably shredded zirconium which is in contact with and provides an electrical discharge path between the electrodes. The gas is preferably pressurized oxygen.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. 544 Sand Hill Rd., R.D. #3, Montoursville, Lycoming County, PA 17754
  2. 24 G Acres Dr., Essex County, Bradford, MA 01830
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
875234
Patent Number(s):
H638
Assignee:
Gavenonis, Thomas L. (544 Sand Hill Rd., R.D. #3, Montoursville, Lycoming County, PA 17754);Hewitt, William H. (24 G Acres Dr., Essex County, Bradford, MA 01830)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rapid; flash; lamp; method; apparatus; providing; peak; time; pulse; width; actinic; energy; varying; input; capacitive; ignition; circuit; relatively; voltage; comprises; pair; electrodes; disposed; light; transparent; envelope; combustible; oxidizing; gas; reaction; combination; located; preferably; shredded; zirconium; contact; provides; electrical; discharge; path; pressurized; oxygen; light transparent; electrical discharge; oxidizing gas; pulse width; flash lamp; gas reaction; preferably pressurized; input energy; electrodes disposed; lamp comprises; transparent envelope; discharge path; /431/

Citation Formats

Gavenonis, Thomas L, and Hewitt, William H. Rapid flash lamp. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Gavenonis, Thomas L, & Hewitt, William H. Rapid flash lamp. United States.
Gavenonis, Thomas L, and Hewitt, William H. Sun . "Rapid flash lamp". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875234.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for providing low peak time and pulse width actinic energy from a lamp by varying the input energy of a capacitive ignition circuit having relatively high voltage to the lamp. The lamp comprises a pair of electrodes disposed within a light transparent envelope in which a combustible and an oxidizing gas reaction combination is located. The combustible is preferably shredded zirconium which is in contact with and provides an electrical discharge path between the electrodes. The gas is preferably pressurized oxygen.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
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