Accession Number : ADD012289

Title :   Gas Mixture for Triggerable Spark Gaps.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wootton,R E

Report Date : 12 Mar 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A particular gas mixture (90% N2 + 10% Xe) in a triggerable spark gap discharger is disclosed which allows the spark gap to be triggered with a low main-gap voltage over a much wider range of trigger voltages (e.g., 16-30 or more kV), than with nitrogen (e.g., 19-22 kV) or other commonly used gases and mixtures. The improvement is important where triggerable spark gaps are used in protective circuits. (Patent Application).

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SPARK GAPS, CIRCUITS, GASES, MIXTURES, NITROGEN, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, TRIGGER CIRCUITS, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE