Aluminum Nitride Extrusion offers power insulating properties.
May 9, 2011 -
Exhibiting uniform thermal conductivity and expansion in all directions, Alunit® allows rod-shaped bodies and tube systems made of ceramic to possess optimal mechanical stability and dielectric strength. Aluminum nitride extrusion features thermal expansion coefficient of approximately 4 ppm/K and high heat conductivity of greater than or equal to 170 W/mK, making it suitable for high-power electronic applications.
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CeramTec North America Corp.
1 Technology Place, Hwy. 14
Laurens, SC, 29360
CeramTec Introduces the World's First Aluminum Nitride Extrusion
The ceramics experts at CeramTec have successfully developed an exceptional thermally conductive aluminum nitride extrusion called Alunit®. This innovative process is the only one of its kind worldwide. It allows rod-shaped bodies and tube systems made of ceramic to possess the characteristics of high mechanical stability and dielectric strength. Alunit® exhibits uniform thermal conductivity and expansion in all directions. Its thermal expansion coefficient rivals that of silicon (approx. 4 ppm/K).
With its outstanding power insulating properties and extremely high heat conductivity (≥ 170 W/mK), Alunit® is perfect for higher-power electronic applications. Alunit® allows the assembly of compact and cost-effective components and hybrids with high integration density. Excellent mechanical strength and a low thermal coefficient of expansion permit problem-free systems integration.
CeramTec North America (www2.ceramtec.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of CeramTec GmbH and a leading manufacturer of high-tech, custom-engineered ceramic solutions, including hermetic components with the Ceramaseal® trademark. CeramTec's products serve a wide variety of applications around the world including: automotive, military/aerospace, electronic and electrical, structural, hermetic, functional, and mechanical industries. ISO 9001:2008