Short-Pulse Switches for Airborne High-Power Supplies.
Final rept. 31 Jul 72-31 May 73,
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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Prototypes of both magnetically and optically activated high current, high voltage switches are fabricated and tested. Feasibility is demonstrated for both the silicon optically-activated and the indium antimonide, magnetically-activated switches. A near-intrinsic silicon switch shows resistance decrease of almost four orders of magnitude with radiation from Xenon flash lamps. Resistance increase of an InSb cube is demonstrated this result leads to theoretical predictions of three orders of magnitude resistance increase for a corbino-disk device with modest fields 1-3 wbsq m. Author
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