• Failure analysis of green ceramic bodies during thermal debinding 

    Sachanandani, Rajiv M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In industry, thermal debinding is the traditional mode of binder removal from multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCs). Binder removal from ceramics takes as long as 50-150 h, thereby contributing significantly to the manufacturing ...
  • Optically triggered thyristor for capacitor discharge applications 

    Kotha, Manasa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    An investigation of the use of light to trigger semiconductor thyristors for capacitor discharge applications has been conducted. The investigation consisted of a technical literature and background search, design and ...
  • Runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch 

    Hutsel, Brian T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The University of Missouri has studied parameters affecting the runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch. Experiments tested a variety of switch parameters including percentage of self-break and charge voltage. ...
  • The study of single phase diode rectifiers with high power factor and low total harmonic distortion 

    Tella, Pranavi Chowdari (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The mains current in an ac/dc converter contains periodic current pulses due to the action of rectifier and output filter capacitor. The high current peaks cause harmonic distortion of the supply current and low power ...