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Generation of High Magnetic Fields Using Thyristors

Nagabhushana, S and Krishnan, S and Suryan, G (1974) Generation of High Magnetic Fields Using Thyristors. In: IEEE transaction on Industrial Electronics and Control Instrumentation, IECI-2 (4). pp. 241-243.

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of high-power thyristors in conjunction with a low-voltage supply for generating pulsed magnetic fields. A modular bank of electrolytic capacitors is charged through a programmable solid-state power supply and then rapidly discharged through a bank of thyristors into a magnetizing coil. The modular construction of capacitor banks enables the discrete control of pulse energy and time. Peak fields up to 15 telsa (150 KOe) and a half period of about 200 microseconds are generated through the discharges. Still higher fields are produced by discharging into a precooled coil ( 77°K). Measurement method for a pulsed field is described.

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Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2009 11:54
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23324

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