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Title: Improvements to secondary windings of Tesla transformers
Authors: Craven, Richard M.
Smith, Ivor R.
Novac, Bucur M.
Keywords: Tesla transformers
High-voltage techniques
Pulsed power supplies
Harmonic reduction
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education © The Authors
Citation: CRAVEN, R.M., SMITH, I.R. and NOVAC, B.M., 2017. Improvements to secondary windings of Tesla transformers. Applied Physics Research, 9 (1), pp. 93-98.
Abstract: Impulse excitation of the tuned primary circuit of a Tesla transformer generates a voltage and current response in the similarly tuned secondary circuit that contains both a fundamental component and a series of multiple higher-order modes. This paper investigates the most significant of these modes, in order to demonstrate a design approach that, when applied to the secondary winding, can bring about a reduction in the higher-order modes without significantly affecting the fundamental term. The resulting process leads to an improved spectral purity of the transformer output, making it better suited than existing conventional designs for application in electronic warfare and other high-power systems.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education under the Creative Commons International 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.5539/apr.v9n1p93
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28063
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.5539/apr.v9n1p93
ISSN: 1916-9639
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