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Title: A High Power Linear Solid State Pulser

Abstract

Particle Accelerators require high voltage and often high power. Typically the high voltage/power generation utilizes a topology with an extra energy store and a switching means to extract that stored energy. The switches may be active or passive devices. Active switches are hard or soft vacuum tubes, or semiconductors. When required voltages exceed tens of kilovolts, numerous semiconductors are stacked to withstand that potential. Such topologies can use large numbers of critical parts that, when in series, compromise the system reliability and performance. This paper describes a modular, linear, solid state amplifier which uses a parallel array of semiconductors, coupled with transmission line transformers. Such a design can provide output signals with voltages exceeding 10kV (into 50-ohms), and with rise and fall times (10-90 % amplitude) that are less than 1--ns. This compact solid state amplifier is modular, and has both hot-swap and soft fail capabilities.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel Nevada Corporation (BNC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6091
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11718-318
ON: DE00006091
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-96NV11718
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1999 particle Accelerator Conference, in New York City, in March 29-April 2, 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; High-Voltage Pulse Generators; Semiconductor Devices; Design; Reliability

Citation Formats

Boris Yen, Brent Davis, and Rex Booth. A High Power Linear Solid State Pulser. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Boris Yen, Brent Davis, & Rex Booth. A High Power Linear Solid State Pulser. United States.
Boris Yen, Brent Davis, and Rex Booth. Thu . "A High Power Linear Solid State Pulser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6091.
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