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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 1 (1974), Issue 2, Pages 113-120

High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors

Erie Electronics Ltd., South Denes, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK

Received 29 November 1973; Accepted 18 May 1974

Copyright © 1974 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The effects of voltage, temperature and time on ceramic dielectrics are summarized and general relationships between formulation, permittivity and stability are described. Factors affecting the electric strength of ceramics are outlined and suggestions made as to the breakdown mechanisms involved both within the ceramic and at the ceramic surface. The article is concluded with a description of commercial production techniques employed to overcome the potential hazards reported earlier.