electrical shunt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electrical shunt a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
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Usage

In literature:

In the latter the light itself is controlled by means of an electrical shunt across the arc.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
According to the electrical connections, these motors may be given characteristics similar to direct-current series or shunt motors.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The port and the shunting yards are all lit at night with electricity, and ships can be illuminated.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
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In science:

The efficiency of the latter approach is guaranteed by the resonant coupling between the mechanical structural mode to be damped and the electric circuit constituted by the shunting R L impedance and the inherent capacitance of the piezoelectric transducer.
Passive damping of beam vibrations through distributed electric networks and piezoelectric transducers: prototype design and experimental validation
The capacitance c j (in nF) was evaluated in an experimental set-up where the j th piezoelectric is shunted to an inductor, by measuring of the inductance for which the electric circuit is tuned to a given mechanical resonance frequency.
Passive damping of beam vibrations through distributed electric networks and piezoelectric transducers: prototype design and experimental validation
FIG. 1: Electric circuit. a) The Josephson junction voltage-biased through the shunt resistance R. b) Parallel to the Josephson junction the normal junction with the capacitance Cs is switched on, which produces shot noise affecting the current through the Josephson junction.
Tunnel junction as a noise probe
In order to get a finite relaxation time dual to the time τ = RC of the weak coupling limit one should add to the effective electric circuit the inductance L in series with the ohmic shunt resistance R (Fig. 3b).
Tunnel junction as a noise probe
FIG. 4: (Color online) Flux qubit parametrically coupled to an LC oscillator via a DC SQUID. a) Electrical scheme : the qubit (blue loop) is inductively coupled to a DC SQUID shunted by a capacitor and thus forming a LC oscillator. b) Dependence of the coupling constant g1 as a function of the bias current Ib .
Parametric coupling for superconducting qubits
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