PACE Technologies logo PACE Technologies best price guarantee logo



CLASS 4 - Soft, Brittle, Non-Metals (including Electronic components)

Examples include silicon, GaAs, ferrites, PZT’s, MEMS devices

Description:

Ceramic capacitors are an example of a Class 4 softer more brittle types of material. These materials are typically very small, inexpensive devices used in cell phones, MP3 players, computers and other electronic products. MLC devices are constructed of alternating layers of metal and ceramic, with the ceramic material acting as the dielectric.

Preparation Challenge:

Microstructural analysis of a BaTiO3 ceramic capacitor includes looking for missing metal layers, as well as examining for gaps and voids in the ceramic substrate. Microstructural preparation of multi-layer BaTiO3 ceramic capacitors requires minimizing polishing relief and damage to the coating or ceramic substrate. This is accomplished by filling the existing voids with a castable resin under vacuum and then curing at a higher pressure. Initial grinding is required to open up the capacitor. The goal is to minimize microstructural damage at this step. Rough and final polishing are recommended on low napped woven polishing pads using diamond and colloidal silica, respectively.

 
CLASS 4 Soft Brittle Non-metals

Electronic Components

Silicon microeletronics
Metallographic micrograph of ceramic package

BeO substrates
Metallographic micrograph of BeO ceramic package

GaAs microeletronics
Metallographic micrograph of GaAs

AlN substrates
Metallographic image of AlN electronic package

Multilayer Ceramic capacitors
Metallographic micrograph of muli-layer barium titinate ceramic capacitor
Ferrites
Metallographic micrograph of Ni-Fe ferrite

Solder joints non-ceramic substrate
Metallographic micrograph of electronic solder joint

Solder joints ceramic substrate
Metallographic micrograph of electronic solder joint

MEMS Devices
MEMS Devices

PZT Devices
PZT Devices


Rare Earth Materials

Rare Earth's
Metallographic micrograph of neodymium rare earth alloy


Return to top

PACE TECHNOLOGIES CONTACT


PACE Technologies
3601 E. 34th St.
Tucson, Arizona 85713
+1-520-882-6598
FAX +1-520-882-6599
email: pace@metallographic.com
www.metallographic.com


Information Requests

*Required Information

*Company:
*Name:
*E-mail:
Title:
*Address:
P.O. / Suite:
*City:
*State:
*Zip Code:
Country:
*Phone:
Fax:

Industry:

Process Type:

Send Equipment Quotes
Add my name to PACE Technologies mailing list
Send Product catalog
Send me my FREE MET MANUAL
Request a salesperson call
Add me to Newsletter Distribution


Metallographic
Consumables

Brochures:

For online
ordering
click here
Online Ordering
Abrasive Blades
Diamond Blades
Compression Mounting
Castable Mounting
Polishing Pads
Lapping Films
Diamond Disks
Composite Disks
Polycrystalline Diamond
Monocrystalline Diamond
Final Polishing Abrasives
Etchants
Consumables Catalog



Metallographic
Equipment

Brochures:

For specific
equipment quotes
click here
Quotes
Abrasive Cutters
Precision Wafering Saws
Compression Mounting Presses
Castable Vacuum Chamber
Manual Roll and Belt Grinders
Polishing Machines
Automated Polishing Heads
Vibratory Polisher



Metallographic
Analysis
Brochures:

For specific
instrument quotes
click here
Quotes

Microscopes
Microhardness Testers
Rockwell Hardness Testers
Brinell Hardness Testers
MacroVickers Hardness Tester
Image Analysis



Laboratory
Furniture
Brochures:

For specific
items quotes
click here
Quotes

Lab Benches
Microscope Benches
Fume Hood
Safety Cabinets
Specimen Storage Cabinet

Other Questions

Question To:
Enter Request Info. or Question:

Return to top


About Us | Site Map | Web Disclaimer | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us

Copyright 2006-2018
PACE Technologies ® - 3601 E. 34th St., Tucson, AZ 85713, USA
Telephone +1 520-882-6598 FAX +1 520-882-6599
All Rights Reserved


PACE Technologies facebook link Blog us on Tumblr Blog us on Tumblr PACE Technologies Google+ PACE Technologies Google+ PACE Technologies Google+