Ceramic capacitors for extreme environments

E. F. Alberta, W. S. Hackenberger, A. S. Bhalla, Clive A. Randall, Thomas R. Shrout

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A series of new dielectrics have been developed that are designed specifically for use in extreme environments. The first of these dielectrics has been designed for downhole geothermal well electronics and NASA's deep space power systems with a nominal operation temperature of 300°C. Using a similar approach, a second higher temperature dielectric has been demonstrated for 460°C to satisfy the requirements of NASA's Venus exploration missions. In addition, a series of dielectrics have been developed for cryogenic energy storage, military weaponry, and spacebased electronics with operating temperatures ranging from 80K to 20K. This paper describes the development of these specialty dielectrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCARTS USA 2005
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
Event25th Symposium for Passive Components, CARTS-USA 2005 - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2005Mar 24 2005

Publication series

NameCARTS USA 2005


Other25th Symposium for Passive Components, CARTS-USA 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • General Materials Science


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