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Ceramic capacitor exhibiting graceful failure by self-clearing, method for fabricating self-clearing capacitor

United States Patent

August 29, 2006
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A short-resistant capacitor comprises an electrically conductive planar support substrate having a first thickness, a ceramic film deposited over the support substrate, thereby defining a ceramic surface; and a metallic film deposited over the ceramic surface, said film having a second thickness which is less than the first thickness and which is between 0.01 and 0.1 microns.
Kaufman; David Y. (Chicago, IL), Saha; Sanjib (Santa Clara, CA)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
11/ 145,220
June 6, 2005
The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-I09-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.