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Solid-State Pulsed Power Modulators and Capacitor Charging Applications

José Fernando Silva    Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, PortugalLuis Redondo    Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, IPL, Pulsed Power Advanced Applications Research Group, Lisboa, PortugalWilliam C. Dillard    Archangel Systems, Incorporated, Auburn, AL, United States

Abstract

This chapter provides basic concepts and advanced technologies to generate repetitive high-voltage pulses using state-of-the-art power semiconductors. It starts with a review of power semiconductor devices used in solid-state-based high-voltage generators, including the newest silicon carbide (SiC) insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor ...

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