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Title: Fan-fold shielded electrical leads

Fan-folded electrical leads made from copper cladded Kapton, for example, with the copper cladding on one side serving as a ground plane and the copper cladding on the other side being etched to form the leads. The Kapton is fan folded with the leads located at the bottom of the fan-folds. Electrical connections are made by partially opening the folds of the fan and soldering, for example, the connections directly to the ground plane and/or the lead. The fan folded arrangement produces a number of advantages, such as electrically shielding the leads from the environment, is totally non-magnetic, and has a very low thermal conductivity, while being easy to fabricate.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Mountain View, CA)
  2. (Livermore, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870457
Report Number(s):
US 5525760
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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