Characterization of explosively driven ferroelectric generator material

Shadl Holt, David J. Hemmert, John W. Walter, John J. Mankowski, James C. Dickens, Magne Kristiansen, Larry L. Altgilbers

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Abstract

Explosively driven ferroelectric generators (FEGs) are reliable, compact, high voltage sources for driving ultra-compact high power devices. When energized by mechanical stress, they release charge from their crystal structure, acting similar to a charged high voltage capacitor. However, due to the relatively low energy of these devices, they must be well matched to their application so that the full potential of the material can be utilized. This requires proper characterization of the material's electrical output as a function of the input Shockwave. HEM Technologies and Texas Tech University characterized a ferroelectric ceramic, EDO EC-64, for different pressures to determine possible loss mechanisms and its maximum output power and energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, including the International Workshop on High Energy Liners and High Energy Density Applications, MEGAGAUSS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages307-312
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424420612
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, including the International Workshop on High Energy Liners and High Energy Density Applications, MEGAGAUSS - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2006Nov 10 2006

Publication series

Name2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, including the International Workshop on High Energy Liners and High Energy Density Applications, MEGAGAUSS

Conference

Conference2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, including the International Workshop on High Energy Liners and High Energy Density Applications, MEGAGAUSS
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period11/5/0611/10/06

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    Holt, S., Hemmert, D. J., Walter, J. W., Mankowski, J. J., Dickens, J. C., Kristiansen, M., & Altgilbers, L. L. (2006). Characterization of explosively driven ferroelectric generator material. In 2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, including the International Workshop on High Energy Liners and High Energy Density Applications, MEGAGAUSS (pp. 307-312). [4530693] (2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, including the International Workshop on High Energy Liners and High Energy Density Applications, MEGAGAUSS). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEGAGUSS.2006.4530693