Methods of high current magnetic field generator for transcranial magnetic stimulation application

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2015-01-01
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Bouda, N.
Pritchard, John
Mina, Mani
Weber, R.
Mina, Mani
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This paper describes the design procedures and underlying concepts of a novel High Current Magnetic Field Generator (HCMFG) with adjustable pulse width for transcranial magnetic stimulation applications. This is achieved by utilizing two different switching devices, the MOSFET and insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT). Results indicate that currents as high as ± 1200 A can be generated with inputs of +/-20 V. Special attention to tradeoffs between field generators utilizing IGBT circuits (HCMFG1) and MOSFET circuits (HCMFG2) was considered. The theory of operation, design, experimental results, and electronic setup are presented and analyzed.

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The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics 117 (2015): and may be found at doi: 10.1063/1.4918756.

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