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This investigation is directed toward the development and design of an electronic high-voltage power supply. The method consists of obtaining a direct current of low intensity by periodically charging by means of a primary battery a group of capacitors in parallel combination and discharging them electronically in series. A stimulus to this investigation is provided by the need for a light-weight electronic current source operating at moderately high voltages which is stable and capable of maintaining a constant current of low intensity over a wide range of variation of the potential from a primary battery. In addition, a power supply maintaining a constant output potential which is independent of large variations in the external temperature is desired. Tests run on a preliminary model designed by Dr. Victor Regener have indicated that thie project is possible.

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Physics & Astronomy

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Victor H. Regener

Second Committee Member

Roy Thomas

Third Committee Member

John Root Green



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