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|Title: ||A study of the turn-on mechanisms in thyristors|
|Authors: ||Yan, William Fong|
|Advisors: ||Hogarth, CA|
|Keywords: ||Plasma spreading velocity|
|Publication Date: ||1975|
|Abstract: ||Mechanisms of thyristor turn-on wore studied. An attempt was made to relate the ‘on’ plasma spreading velocity to the small signal current gain value of the n-p-n transistor section of the thyristor.
The extent to which the thyristor turns on initially largely affects the speed of turning-on the device. A model is proposed to calculate the initial turned-on area of thyristors.|
|Description: ||This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University.|
|Sponsorship: ||Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd.|
|Appears in Collections:||Brunel University Theses|
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