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High Current Cathodes with Controlled A-K Gap Glosure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19572
Amount: $56,578.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3701 Hawkins Street, Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Juan M. Elizondo, Phd
 (505) 345-8623
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract

THE PROPOSED PROGRAM USES POLARIZATION REVERSAL ON FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS THAT YIELD CURRENT DENSITIES IN THE kA/cm2 RANGE. THE FAST CHANGE IN THE POLARIZATION VECTOR WITHIN THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN A TRANSITION THAT LIBERATES THE POLARIZATION INDUCED CHARGES (4 P) RESULTING IN A CURRENT PULSE LIMITED ONLY BY THE TRANSITION TIME AND SPACE CHARGE EFFECTS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY FOR MICROSECOND LONG PULSES. THE USE OF FERROELECTRIC MATERIAL AS THE A-K STRUCTURE SHOULD CONTROL PLASMA FORMATIONS THAT RESULT IN GAP CLOSURE.

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