15-stage compact Marx generator using 2N5551 avalanche transistors

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Abstract

In this contribution, we present a 15-stage, avalanche transistor Marx generator using inexpensive 2N5551 transistors. It can be used in low-power biomedical, environmental and food applications where compact circuits to generate high-voltage pulses are required. We characterized the avalanche transistors and built a test setup with 15 stages which provides 1.3-kV pulses into a 50 Ohm load and over 4-kV into a small capacitive load (such as a small plasma reactor). Furthermore, by optimizing placement of starting capacitances, the rise time of the circuit could be adjusted to just under 2 ns, which can still be further optimized.
Original languageEnglish
PagesPoster 2-A
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC 2016) - palace Hotel, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 20169 Jul 2016
http://www.ipmhvc.com/2016/

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC 2016)
Abbreviated titleIPMHVC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period6/07/169/07/16
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