Arc plasma-generating systems and methods thereof

Patent Number: 10,261,120
Issued: 4/16/2019
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Abstract: The present invention relates to systems for generating an arc fault in an electrical circuit, as well as methods thereof. In particular, the system provides a platform that can produce an arc discharge in a controlled manner, while measuring various parameters to characterize that discharge. Such parameters include voltage measurements, current measurements, optical spectroscopy measurements, electron temperatures, and/or plasma temperatures.
Filed: 5/24/2017
Application Number: 15/603,782
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.