High Current Cathodes with Controlled A-K Gap Glosure

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$56,578.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19572
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins Street, Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Juan M. Elizondo, Phd
(505) 345-8623
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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