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