CBE Seminar - Jason Sanders, PhD, U. Southern California
- 10/29/2013 9:00 AM - 10/29/2013 10:00 AM
- IRP2 1st Floor Conference Room
- "Megawatts from Millijoules: A Discussion on the Science and Engineering of Pulsed Power Devices and Their Application for Research into Nonequilibrium Phenomena"
"Megawatts from Millijoules: A Discussion on the Science and Engineering of Pulsed Power Devices and Their Application for Research into Nonequilibrium Phenomena"
Jason M. Sanders, PhD
University of Southern California
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 9-10AM
IRP2 First Floor Conference Room
4211 Monarch Way
The ability of high power transients to produce states of nonequilibrium in complex systems is fundamental to a number of research topics across a wide variety of disciplines. In many instances, the physical effects of these states become more interesting as the pulse duration and pulse spacing become comparable to or less than relaxation times intrinsic to the system under test, and, similarly, when the peak power is sufficiently high to meet or exceed threshold conditions. The capabilities of systems designed to produce megawatt pulses with nanosecond or picosecond rise-time and duration are advancing, thanks in part to recent breakthroughs in the commercialization of high performance power electronics devices. In addition to presenting results from experimental research powered by these devices, this talk will address science and engineering topics important to the development of pulsed power systems that are suitable for academic research, focusing on high level system architecture concepts as well as challenges associated with transmission and metrology for high power, broadband pulses.