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Apparatus for producing voltage and current pulses

United States Patent

December 21, 2010
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An apparatus having one or more modular stages for producing voltage and current pulses. Each module includes a diode charging means to charge a capacitive means that stores energy. One or more charging impedance means are connected to the diode charging means to provide a return current pathway. A solid-state switch discharge means, with current interruption capability, is connected to the capacitive means to discharge stored energy. Finally, a control means is provided to command the switching action of the solid-state switch discharge means.
Kirbie; Hugh (Los Alamos, NM), Dale; Gregory E. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 377,468
March 16, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.