IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Explosive opening switch utilizing shockwave induced conduction in PMMA and PVC

2007 IEEE Pulsed Power Plasma Science - Conference Record

Author(s): C. Lynnx ; A. Neuber ; J. Dickens
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 June 2007
Conference Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Conference Date: 17 June 2008
Volume: 1
Page(s): 846 - 849
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-0914-3
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-0913-6
DOI: 10.1109/PPPS.2007.4651971
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It is known that PMMA and PVC become conductive under shock compression. However, to develop an opening switch, the material's recovery from conductor back to insulator is critical. Heating must... View More

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