BERYLLIUM OXIDE (BEO) CERAMICS FOR SUPERIOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT
Beryllium oxide (BeO or beryilla) ceramics are the smart choice for protecting advanced electronics and communications technology . When your application requires a material that combines high thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity, consider the benefits of using BeO ceramics.
These advanced ceramics offer a desirable combination of properties not found in other ceramic materials. With better thermal conductivity and thermal management than aluminum nitride (AlN), BeO ceramics are ideal for applications requiring large heat dissipation and mechanical strength. As a dielectric material, BeO is an excellent ceramic for electronics, as a ceramic substrate material and for microprocessor manufacturing.
CASE STUDY: PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY BEO FOR LASER SUCCESS
When LASOS Lasertechnik GmbH looked at all the materials available for their argon lasers, nothing came close to beryllium oxide ceramics. Materion’s high-quality technical ceramics were the only materials to meet their exacting requirements.
See how LASOS GmbH works with Materion to keep producing reliable laser components.
BEO TECHNICAL CERAMIC APPLICATIONS & ADVANTAGE
Beryllium oxide ceramics can be used in applications that range from ceramic substrate material to thermal ceramic insulator. BeO is a superb material for RF power transistor packages, laser components, power electronics, microwave tubes, terminations, resistors, wireless communication equipment and applications for the energy industry. The highest purity BeO ceramics can be used to make ceramic crucibles for melting metals.
BeO technical ceramics provide unique characteristics:
- 80 percent more thermally conductivity than AlN. Our BW3250 grade BeO has a minimum TC of 325 W/m·K
- Highest thermal conductivity of electronically insulating material, second only to diamond
- Uniform crystalline structure and consistent heat dissipation
- Stable up to 1100°C in moisture-rich and oxygen-containing environments