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Experiments with a Hydrogen Thyratron

Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2019 in testing by DP

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Kerry Wong did some experiments with a TGI1-50/5 hydrogen thyratron:

The one I picked up is a TGI1-50/5 hydrogen thyratron. As the name suggests, it uses ionized hydrogen gas as the switching medium. Hydrogen thyratron typically utilizes titanium hydride in it’s reservoir and the hydrogen gas is released when the reservoir is heated and recombined into titanium hydride when the temperature cools down. Like many other hydrogen thyratrons, the TGI1-50/5 has a separate heater for the hydrogen reservoir.

More details on Kerry Wong’s blog.

Check out the video after the break.

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