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Title: Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches

Gas mixtures for use in spark gap closing switches comprised of fluorocarbons and low molecular weight, inert buffer gases. To this can be added a third gas having a low ionization potential relative to the buffer gas. The gas mixtures presented possess properties that optimized the efficiency spark gap closing switches.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
866799
Report Number(s):
US 4792724
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas; mixtures; spark; gap; closing; switches; gas; mixtures; spark; gap; closing; switches; comprised; fluorocarbons; molecular; weight; inert; buffer; gases; added; third; gas; ionization; potential; relative; buffer; gas; gas; mixtures; possess; properties; optimized; efficiency; spark; gap; closing; switches; buffer gas; buffer gas; gas mixtures; gas mixtures; gas mixtures; molecular weight; spark gap; spark gap; spark gap; gas mixture; gas mixture; gas mixture; closing switches; closing switches; closing switches; potential relative; ionization potential; gap closing; gap closing; gap closing; third gas /313/