Accession Number : AD0650731

Title :   INDUCTIVE STORAGE SWITCH STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Sep 65-Sep 66,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED KINETICS INC COSTA MESA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Waniek,R. W. ; Furth,H. P. ; Fitzgerald,D. M. ; Givens,R. T. ; Chen,W.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The problems encountered when discharging an inductive storage device into a load are discussed in detail. Experiments with a switch using a liquid metal to solid metal contact resulted in electrode erosion which could not be prevented. This led to the exclusive use of liquid electrodes which are self healing. A variety of switch configurations were devised and tested including two types of vertical flow interrupters. Data from these tests which were conducted with both mercury and liquid sodium as the switching medium is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, STORAGE), LIQUID METALS, INDUCTANCE, ENERGY, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTRODES, MERCURY, SODIUM

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE