SCHOTT researchers have further developed glass-ceramics into highly promising dielectric materials for high-voltage capacitors. Power electronics for renewable energy, medical technology and laser applications are just a few of the areas that they can be used in.
Power electronics are becoming more and more important, to convert and transport electrical energy from offshore wind turbines, for example. Here, there is a clear trend toward increasingly higher power densities, by using semiconductor materials such as silicon carbide, for instance.
High-voltage capacitors on the basis of glass-ceramic are ideally suited for use in many applications, for instance offshore wind parks or computer tomography systems. Photo: Thinkstock
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