Optical Triggering of High Current (1300 A), High-Voltage (12 kV) 4H-SiC Thyristor

Rumyantsev, S.; Levinshtein, M.; Shur, M.; Cheng, L.; Agarwal, A. K.; Palmour, J. W.
March 2014
Materials Science Forum;2014, Vol. 778-780, p1021
Academic Journal
A 12 kV class 4H-SiC thyristor with a pilot thyristor (an amplification step) has been triggered to a current Imax = 1310 A in a mixed resistive-inductive load circuit. In order to further increase the Imax, the homogeneity of the initially turned-on region should be improved and/or additional amplification steps introduced


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