Apparatus And Method For Reducing Operating Voltage In Gas Discharge Devices

dc.contributor.patentcreator Gillis, Harry P.
dc.contributor.patentcreator Choutov, Dmitri A.
dc.contributor.patentcreator Martin, Kevin P.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-12T14:27:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-12T14:27:27Z
dc.date.filed 7/23/1997
dc.date.issued 6/29/1999
dc.description.abstract The present invention is a system and method for reducing the voltage necessary to produce a glow discharge in a gas. This is done by fabricating the cathode in a gas discharge device out of a conductive material that is permeable to the subject gas rather than out of a solid material, as in the prior art. Fabricating the cathode with a permeable material rather than a solid material increases the surface area of the cathode and provides the gas with greater access to the cathode's surface. Increasing the surface area of the cathode increases the total discharge current which can be extracted from the cathode without increasing the extraction voltage. This allows the gas discharge device to be operated at a lower voltage than is possible using a cathode fabricated of a solid material.
dc.description.assignee Georgia Tech Research Corporation
dc.identifier.cpc H01J37/32018
dc.identifier.cpc H01J37/32596
dc.identifier.cpc H01J37/32027
dc.identifier.patentapplicationnumber 08/899341
dc.identifier.patentnumber 5917285
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/57301
dc.identifier.uspc 313/632
dc.title Apparatus And Method For Reducing Operating Voltage In Gas Discharge Devices
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Patent
dspace.entity.type Publication
local.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology
local.relation.ispartofseries Georgia Tech Patents
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