I have seen that a boost converter uses the spikes of an inductor to step up the capacitor voltage as this spike is stored on the capacitor.
Why don't we get a similar effect in the buck converter? A spike will also be produced there as the current from the inductor has to be maintained in that case as well. One reason I am getting is that the spike of the inductor in the case of the buck is not enough to boost the capacitor since in the case of the buck converter the voltage is completely off while in the boost we have Vin+spike voltage. Please correct me if I am wrong and give me a reason for such behavior.