Accession Number : AD0428398


Title :   PRESSURIZED TRIGATRONS WITH A 10 KV - 50 KV LOW JITTER OPERATING RANGE,


Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK


Personal Author(s) : Goldenbaum,George ; Hintz,Eduard


Report Date : Jul 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : By using enclosed switches at higher pressures and smaller electrode spacing the breakdown characteristics of asymmetric trigatrons, described in detail by Lupton, have been further improved. The mechanical construction remains simple and voltages up to 50 kv can be switched. At electrode distances from 3 mm to 5 mm and pressures between 15 and 75 psi both statistical and formative time lags are below 20 millimicron/sec, even with the operating voltage as low as one third of the static breakdown voltage. The comparatively small breakdown voltage in the triggered case with the observed short delay times is caused by the increasing nonuniformity of the electric field when the trigger potential is raised, and by an intermittent corona between the trigger pin and the main electrode which starts during the charging period. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC SWITCHES , ELECTRIC DISCHARGES , VOLTAGE , SPARKS , ELECTRIC FIELDS , ELECTRICAL CORONA , CAPACITORS , PRESSURE , ELECTRODES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE