15-Stage compact Marx generator using 2N5551 avalanche transistors

T. Huiskamp, T. Borrias

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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 3-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
Titel2016 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2016
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Aantal pagina's5
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-5090-2354-7
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-5090-2355-4
StatusGepubliceerd - 17 aug 2017
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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