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Comparing Si and SiC diode performance in commercial AC-to-DC rectifiers with power-factor correction

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5 Author(s)
Hernando, M.M. ; Grupo de Electron. Ind., Univ. de Oviedo, Gijon, Spain ; Fernandez, A. ; Garcia, J. ; Lamar, D.G.
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Improvements in power electronics are basically the result of research in two main fields, namely: 1) new topologies and 2) new devices. Researchers' efforts to achieve improved topologies are necessarily limited by the characteristics of the devices. As a result, both topologies and devices must move forward jointly and at same time. This letter studies the impact of silicon carbide diodes on a classic structure of power-factor correction-the boost converter.

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Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 2 )

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April 2006

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