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document updated 7 months ago, on Oct 17, 2022

Ideal capacitors have zero inductance and zero resistance. Real-world capacitors, unfortunately, have a non-zero inductance (called "parasitic inductance") which limits the speed at which a capacitor can discharge.

There are capacitors made that are described as "low inductance capacitors" or "high-frequency capacitors".

Guides for making home-made high-voltage low-inductance capacitors: