Using a current source to improve efficiency of a plasma system

Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, & Akiyama, Hidenori (2010) Using a current source to improve efficiency of a plasma system. In Pulsed Power Conference, 2009. PPC '09. IEEE, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C, pp. 1256-1260.

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This paper presents the possibility of utilizing a current source topology instead of a voltage source as an efficient, flexible and reliable power supply for plasma applications. A buck-boost converter with a current controller has been used to transfer energy from an inductor to a plasma system. A control strategy has also been designed to satisfy all the desired purposes. The main concept behind this topology is to provide high dv/dt regardless of the switching speed of a power switch and to control the current level to properly transfer adequate energy to various plasma applications.

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ID Code: 31162
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Current Source, Pulsed Power Supply, Buck-Boost Converter, Hysteresis Current Control, Voltage Stress
DOI: 10.1109/PPC.2009.5386421
ISBN: 9781424440641
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.)
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2010 23:23
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 12:59

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