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dc.contributor.advisorKovaleski, Scott D.eng
dc.contributor.authorGall, Brady B., 1986-eng
dc.date.issued2016eng
dc.date.submitted2016 Springeng
dc.descriptionThesis supervisor: Dr. Scott D. Kovaleski.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.description.abstractA lithium niobate piezoelectric transformer (PT) was studied as a high voltage driver for a compact x-ray source. PTs are devices that are commonly found in consumer electronics and typically provide between 100 and 300 volts of electric potential. However, by operating the PT under vacuum and driving it close to its natural harmonic resonant frequency, much higher voltages can be achieved. This work studied the behavior of PTs operated between 20 and 30 thousand volts, which enabled the production of x-ray radiation for radiographic imaging applications. A well-caliberated electron gun was used to deliver known amounts of current to the output of the PT. A laser-optical diagnostic was used to measure the internal electrical and mechanical fields of the PT to determine maximum stress and output voltage. An x-ray sensor was used to measure the radiation produced by the PT x-ray source. The findings of this work provided important fundamental information for future PT-based handheld x-ray technology.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 132-136).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (xiii, 137 pages) : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.merlinb118797608eng
dc.identifier.oclc988332564eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/56523
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/56523eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subject.FASTLithium niobateeng
dc.subject.FASTPiezoelectric deviceseng
dc.subject.FASTRadiographyeng
dc.titleStudy of high voltage charge pumping with a resonant piezoelectric deviceeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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