School of Engineering and Computational Sciences
power, pulsed power, instantaneous power, capacitance, inductance, dielectrics, electroporation, electroplasticity
Electrical and Computer Engineering | Power and Energy
Zaiter, Joshua John, "An Overview of Pulsed Power System Design and Applications" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1051.
Pulsed power is the delivery of energy to a load in very short time frames. By reducing the time component, massive instantaneous power magnitudes are achieved, scaling up to the high terawatt range in some modern applications. The study of general system design and its applications have great academic merit. By analyzing the structure and breakdown of such a system, uses in various fields have been discovered, including cancer treatment and manufacturing. Liberty hopes to gain access to this research field by replicating two existing systems (with permission) and conducting tests to aid in societal progress. Results of high voltage pulse generators with nanosecond fall times can be expected in the future.