Electromechanical inductor for power converter applications

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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
Larsen 234

Speaker: Yaxing Zhang

Introduction: The presentation will focus on the concept, theory, and demonstration of electromechanical inductors that couple an electrical conductor with a mechanical energy storage component in order to boost the electrical inductance over a specific frequency band. Measurements of mesoscale prototypes indicate an inductance boost >10,000x compared to static electrical devices. The results show as a step toward ultra-high-inductance-density microfabricated devices intended to dramatically reduce the size and mass of switched-mode power supplies.

Refreshments will be served.