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Monolithic exploding foil initiator

United States Patent

October 23, 2012
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A monolithic exploding foil initiator (EFI) or slapper detonator and the method for making the monolithic EFI wherein the exploding bridge and the dielectric from which the flyer will be generated are integrated directly onto the header. In some embodiments, the barrel is directly integrated directly onto the header.
Welle; Eric J. (Niceville, FL), Vianco; Paul T. (Albuquerque, NM), Headley; Paul S. (Cedar Crest, NM), Jarrell; Jason A. (Rio Rancho, NM), Garrity; J. Emmett (Albuquerque, NM), Shelton; Keegan P. (Sandia Park, NM), Marley; Stephen K. (Tijeras, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 832,097
July 8, 2010
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.