I'm thinking of choosing and creating step-up convertor for spark-gap demo. Currently I'm thinking of a kind of pulse transformer to raise the voltage to 10-30 kV.
For now I have plenty of time so I'm interesting in trying to create the thing myself. I have no problem creating pulse voltage of 300 V at 50-100 kHz (rectifying it and slicing with ne555 controlled transistor). But then I need to make calculations about the transformer itself.
I understand I need to fetch wire and ferrite core from the local shop. But how to choose minimum core section area and minimum amount of turns, depending on frequency and desired output power? Internet is bloating on "transformer calculation" query, but it is mostly about simple ratio of turns. So could you please help me with some links/instructions?
Is the idea viable, by the way? I understand that unless I take some precautions, I can get breakdown of isolation between turns due to high voltage in the secondary coil...