15-stage compact Marx generator using 2N5551 avalanche transistors

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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.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina'sPoster 2-A
StatusGepubliceerd - 2016
EvenementInternational Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference 2016 - palace Hotel, San Francisco, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 6 jul 20169 jul 2016


CongresInternational Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference 2016
Verkorte titelIPMHVC2016
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadSan Francisco
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