Beryllium Oxide (BeO) Ceramic Substrates

Beryllium Oxide (BeO) Ceramic Substrates


Beryllium Oxide (BeO) Ceramic Substrates

Beryllium oxide (BeO) ceramic substrates are a type of ceramic substrate that are used in a variety of applications due to their excellent thermal conductivity and electrical insulation properties.

BeO ceramic substrates have the highest thermal conductivity of any ceramic material, making them ideal for use in applications that require efficient heat dissipation, such as high-power electronic devices. In addition, they have a high electrical resistivity and dielectric strength, which make them suitable for use in high-voltage applications.

However, it is important to note that BeO is a toxic material and poses a health hazard if inhaled. Therefore, the use of BeO in electronic products is highly regulated and requires special handling procedures.

Due to the health hazards associated with BeO, alternative materials such as aluminum nitride (AlN) or silicon carbide (SiC) are often used in place of BeO for electronic applications. These materials offer similar thermal conductivity and electrical properties, while posing less of a health risk.

BeO (Beryllium Oxide) ceramic substrates have a unique combination of thermal, electrical, optical and mechanical properties that are used for a wide range of applications such as thermal control and integrated electronics to high-temperature parts and nuclear reactors. BeO substrates have no analogs among oxide ceramic materials.

BeO ceramic substrates have the highest thermal conductivity among ceramic materials and exceed the thermal conductivity of many metals, except copper and silver. BeO substrate thermal conductivity is 10 times higher than Al2O3 and almost 2 times higher than AlN substrates.

Properties Material
BeO 97%
BeO 99%
Colour grey grey
Bulk density g / cm3 ≥2.85 ≥2.85
Surface roughness (Ra) micron 0.30 - 0.50 0.30 - 0.50
Polished surface roughness (Ra) micron <0.1 <0.1
Mechanical characteristics
Flexural strength MPa ≥170 ≥190
Elastic modulus GPa 345 345
Hardness kg / mm 2 eleven eleven
physical characteristics
Thermal expansion coefficient (40-800 ° C) 10 -6 /°C 7.0 ~ 8.5 7.0 ~ 8.5
Thermal conductivity (25 ° C) W / m ∙ ° K ≥200 ≥240
Specific heat J / kg ∙ ° K 720.0 720.0
Dielectric constant (1 MHz) - 6.9 ± 0.4 6.9 ± 0.4
Dielectric loss (1MHz, 25 ° C) 10 -4 ≤3.0 ≤3.0
Technological characteristics
DBC technology X X
(Cu 127 - 450 μm, protective coatings)
Thick film technology X X
(Ag, Au, Ag-Pd, Ag-Pd-Pt, Ni - from 12 to 100 microns)
Thin film technology X X
(guides on request)
Distance between scribing lines, mm 2.00 ± 0.05
Minimum hole diameter, mm 0.20 ± 0.05

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