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Create High frequency High voltage signal

  1. Aug 27, 2014 #1
    Hi all,

    For my research I would like to create a high frequency high voltage signal. This signal should be in the order of 1kV-5kV with a frequency of around 10MHz. Can anyone help me with this? I'm not an electronic expert. I only have to apply the electric field, please note that I do not need to draw any current.

    The OPAMP's I came across don't really amplify higher than 200V at maximum. Is it possible to create this signal by using transformers?

    Thanks for the help!
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  3. Aug 27, 2014 #2


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    if you are not too good at electronics then I suggest for your safety you work on a project with much lower voltage.

  4. Aug 27, 2014 #3


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    Welcome to the PF.

    As stated, this is dangerous for a newbie to attempt. What department are you in at your university? What resources are available to you? What are you wanting to use this for? You can use a much lower voltage if you just want an electric field to fill a small volume. The units of electric field are Volts / meter, so you get the same E field with half the voltage across half the distance, and so on.
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