High-purity alumina (AO479U) is a material that achieves both low dielectric loss tangent (tan δ) and high strength, properties which are difficult to achieve at the same time for other materials.
It also has excellent heat resistance, chemical resistance, and plasma resistance.
Since this material has a low dielectric loss tangent, power loss can be reduced under high-frequency conditions. In addition, due to its high mechanical strength, there is minimal damage to parts due to heat generation and vacuum.
As a result, AO479U is used widely as a material for semiconductor processing equipment because it enables labor saving when tuning and overall stable operation of the manufacturing process.
Insulation parts for semiconductor processing equipment that uses radio frequencies
*Above are processing examples. Sizes and shapes other than the above are also available. Learn how you can use AO479U for your manufacturing. Contact us for more details.
Main characteristics comparison between Kyocera's low dielectric loss tangent, high strength, high purity alumina (AO479U), conventional low dielectric loss tangent alumina (AO479Q), and high purity alumina (AO479M)
|Low Dielectric Loss Tangent, High Strength, and High Purity Alumina||Low Dielectric Loss Tangent Alumina||High Purity Alumina|
|Thermal Characteristics||Vickers Hardness HV9.807N||GPa||15.2||15.7||15.7|
|Flexural Strength (3-Point Bending)||MPa||380||290||370|
|Thermal Characteristics||C.T.E.||40～400℃||× 10-6/K||7.2||7.0||7.2|
|Electrical Characteristics||Surface Resistivity||1MHz||× 10-4||*See details of "Dielectric Loss Tangent (tanδ)" below.|
|Volume Resistivity||20℃||Ω・cm||> 1014||> 1014||> 1014|
Kyocera's low dielectric loss tangent, high strength, high purity alumina (AO479U) exhibits low dielectric loss tangent values over a wide frequency range.
In addition, even a product with a thickness of about 40 mm exhibits a stable low dielectric loss tangent value, including at the central part of the product.
Prepared and measured test pieces sintered with thicknesses from 10 to 40 mm and cut out from the center with a thickness of 1 mm.
|1MHz:||C meter (bridge circuit method)|
|13.56MHz:||Impedance analyzer (high-frequency current voltage method)|
|8.5GHz:||Network analyzer (cavity resonator method)|
● AO479U (A479U)
● AO479Q (A479Q)
● AO479M (A479M)
Kyocera's low dielectric loss tangent, high strength, and high purity alumina (AO479U) has a low dielectric loss tangent equivalent to that of conventional materials. It also has a higher strength than high purity alumina for mechanical applications (AO479M).
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Values are based on typical material properties and
may vary according to product configuration and manufacturing process.