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Devices Based on a Plurality of Electrical Shock Wave Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094997D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Braslau, N: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In A, electrical shock wave devices L1...L3 of equal length are connected in parallel across constant voltage source 1. The latter is of sufficient magnitude to exceed a critical threshold voltage required to initiate and support shock wave propagation along each device L1...L3. When source 1 is connected, shock waves are initiated simultaneously in and propagate along each device L1...L3.

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Devices Based on a Plurality of Electrical Shock Wave Devices

In A, electrical shock wave devices L1...L3 of equal length are connected in parallel across constant voltage source 1. The latter is of sufficient magnitude to exceed a critical threshold voltage required to initiate and support shock wave propagation along each device L1...L3. When source 1 is connected, shock waves are initiated simultaneously in and propagate along each device L1...L3.

The resistivity of an electrical shock wave device is momentarily reduced when a shock wave appears at the output end. Thus, the concurrent appearance of shock waves at the respective output ends of L1 ...L3 momentarily reduces the total resistance of the parallel arrangement. Consequently, the current pulse amplitude appearing at terminals 2 and 3 is increased over that obtained when a single electrical shock wave device is employed.

In B electrical shock wave devices L1...L3 are arranged in series and connected across constant current source 4. The latter is of sufficient magnitude to develop the critical threshold voltage across each device L1...L3 so as to initiate and propagate shock waves along each device concurrently. The concurrent appearance of shock waves at the respective output ends of L1...L3 momentarily reduces the total resistance of the series arrangement. Thus, the voltage pulse amplitude appearing at terminals 5 and 6 is increased over that obtained when a single electrical shock wave device is emp...