"delay" allows you to "statically" charge the
beast, get off it with the charger, and then have the
"static" charge turn itself automatically into a dynamic
dissipation. It follows
that all the scalar potential energy one gets in there, will then be
discharged in the circuit's loads and losses.
you get a millisecond delay, which is possible with that type of
material, microwave switching techniques then easily allow you to
switch away, and connect the load across that still momentarily
"fixed" static charge.
Simply check with someone who is experienced in such switching.
Any high quality electronic technician can do it.
response to a July 4th query as to how to measure the relaxation time:
openers you can just hit it with a very square-edged pulse, and
capture the response time of the current on a good oscilloscope.
Or better yet, I would recommend you check with your local
university on how they would recommend measuring it more precisely
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:27:35 +0200
I have some contacts who are able to manufacture the Al/Fe alloy (as
described by Tom) and will do that in a week or two. But what I need
now is a relatively easy way of measuring the relaxation time of
the electrons in the alloy (to test actual relaxation time). I have a
couple of ideas:
1. Measuring voltage over a resistor in series with the DSM
(degenerate semiconductor material). There shouldn't be a voltage over
the resistor until electrons in the DSM start moving.... or ?
2. Measuring magnetic flux (with a hall-element) in a coil in series
with the DSM. There shouldn't be any flux in the coil before electrons
start moving, right ??
One other thing I was thinking about: If I would be able to remove the
potential over the DSM before the electrons start moving, there
wouldn't really be any need to wait the same amount of time,
i.e. I switch on an FET for say 1 ms, and just have it switched off 1
microsec. Or is the on-time accumulative ??
Please get back a.s.a.p. as I don't have any other source which could
provide me with tips on this.