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Beryllium Oxide Ceramics

Beryllium Oxide (BeO), which is commonly referred to as Beryllia, is endowed with a virtuously unique combination of thermal, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties which may be exploited for a diverse range of applications from thermal management systems for integrated electronics to high temperature high performance refractory components for nuclear reactors.

Beryllium Oxide Ceramics

Applications of Beryllium Oxide Ceramics

No other oxide ceramic material collectively exhibits these highly desirable properties and characteristics. BeO ceramic conducts heat more quickly than virtually all metals with the exception of copper and silver. Beryllia exhibits extremely low dielectric loss characteristics, possesses high electrical resistivity, and offers excellent strength with high specific stiffness properties. BeO provides all the desirable physical and dielectric characteristics exhibited by aluminum oxide or aluminum nitride and, in addition, offers thermal conductivity ten times higher than alumina, and fifty percent higher than aluminum nitride, a dielectric constant that is lower than both alumina and aluminum nitride, and weight per given volume that is fully a quarter less than alumina, and nearly ten percent less than aluminum nitride. As a thermally conductive and electrically insulating material its performance is exceeded only by that of diamond.

Medical
Gas lasers for DNA and tissue analysis
Confocal and wide field florescence microscopy equipment
Portable defibrillators
Telecom Infrastructure
Transistors and terminations in wireless system

Lasers
High end laser diodes for commercial systems
Industrial laser metal cutting and marking equipment
Long range fiber optic transmission

Semiconductor handling equipment
End-effectors and arm components
Wafer chucks
Crucibles for high temperature melting

Energy
Oil and gas exploration
In situ X-ray analysis for down-hole drilling
Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems
Optoelectronics
Transmitters, receivers, modulators and switches
Power amplifiers and drivers

Military and Aerospace
Radar modules
Guidance modules
Microwave and millimeter-wave communications modules

Wireless Communications
Point-to-point and point-to-multi point radios
Satellite communication modules

Metallized Ceramic Joining types:

  • BeO Ceramic + Mo/Mn Metallized + plating Ni
  • BeO Ceramic + Mo/Mn Metallized + plating Ag
  • BeO Ceramic + Mo/Mn Metallized + plating Au
  • BeO Ceramic + printing Ag

Special types are available according to customer’s drawings or samples