The design of autonomous ultrahigh-voltage generators with no moving metallic parts based on transverse explosive shock wave depolarization of Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT 5248) poled ferroelectrics was explored and studied. It follows from experimental results that the output voltage produced by the shock-wave ferroelectric generators (FEGs) is directly proportional to the number of PZT 5248 elements connected in series. It was demonstrated that miniature FEGs (volume less than 180 cm3) were capable of reliably producing output voltage pulses with amplitudes exceeding 120 kV which is the record reported in open literature.
S. I. Shkuratov et al., "Note: Miniature 120-KV Autonomous Generator Based on Transverse Shock-Wave Depolarization of Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O₃ Ferroelectrics," Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 82, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Aug 2011.
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Keywords and Phrases
Electrical Generators; Ferroelectric Materials; Lead Compounds; Sock Wave Effects
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18 Aug 2011