Measurement of the internal stress and electric field in a resonating piezoelectric transformer for high-voltage applications using the electro-optic and photoelastic effects.

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The high output voltages from piezoelectric transformers are currently being used to accelerate charged particle beams for x-ray and neutron production. Traditional methods of characterizing piezoelectric transformers (PTs) using electrical probes can decrease the voltage transformation ratio of the device due to the introduction of load impedances on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4864052

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@article{Vangordon2014MeasurementOT, title={Measurement of the internal stress and electric field in a resonating piezoelectric transformer for high-voltage applications using the electro-optic and photoelastic effects.}, author={J. Vangordon and Scott D. Kovaleski and Peter Norgard and Brady B. Gall and Gregory E. Dale}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={2014}, volume={85 2}, pages={023101} }