Reduction of multilayer ceramic capacitor vibration by changing the cover thickness

Byung Han Ko, Heung Gil Park, Dongjoon Kim, No Cheol Park, Young Pil Park

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Vibration of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), caused by the piezoelectricity of the dielectric material, BaTiO3, can generate acoustic noise in electronic devices. To reduce the vibration of MLCCs, the relationship between the cover layer thickness and vibration of the MLCC was analyzed in this study. A numerical model using a finite element method was constructed for a parameter study of the cover layer. The results indicated that increasing the cover layer thickness reduced the vibration. Especially, thicker head and side covers largely reduced vibrations at the head and side surfaces of the MLCC. Increasing the thickness of the top cover reduced the entire vibration of the MLCC, while thickening the head and side covers increased top surface vibration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1375-1380
Number of pages6
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (2013R1A2A1A01016979).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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