Ceramic Capacitors FAQ

Configurations/Material

What are the physical properties of the ceramic material used in ceramic capacitors?

This is a list of the physical properties, such as the Young's modulus and thermal conductivity.

  Temperature compensating type
(CaZrO3)
High dielectric
constant type
(BaTio3)
Young's modulus
[Gpa]

 200  100
Transverse Strength
[Mpa]

 300  150
Vickers hardness
[Gpa]

 8.3  7.8
Poisson's ratio

 0.25  0.35
Thermal conductivity
[W/m/K]

 3.7  2.9
Cofficient of thermal expansion
[x10-6/K]

 9  11
Specific heat
[J/g/K]

 0.58  0.45


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