Conduction and Failure Mechanisms in Barium Titanate Based Ceramics Under Highly Accelerated Conditions

Conduction and Failure Mechanisms in Barium Titanate Based Ceramics Under Highly Accelerated Conditions
Written By: B. S. Rawal and N. H. Chan

Abstract:
Various mid-K and high-K barium titanate based laboratory compositions were studied to understand the conduction and failure mechanisms in multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCs). These studies were utilized to establish the failure modes, the cause of failures, and determine the voltage and temperature acceleration factors. Current voltage plots were evaluated to study the endurance of the various ceramics under stress. These observations were employed to develop test conditions to screen commercial parts with one to two orders of magnitude lower failure rates and study production processes and types of ceramic materials to further improve the reliability of MLCs to the ppm level or better.
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