Tom Adams

Tom Adams is a consultant for Sonoscan, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill.

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High Acoustic Frequency Imaging

Tiny ceramic chip capacitors can be screened for defects using high acoustic frequency imaging.
February 1, 2014

An internal structural defect in a ceramic chip capacitor becomes activated when it expands to create an electrical leakage path between two adjacent electrode layers.


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Identifying Defects

August 1, 2012

A new imaging process can identify extremely small surface or sub-surface cracks in silicon nitride bearing balls.


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SPECIAL SECTION/ADVANCED CERAMICS: Looking Acoustically at MLCCs

September 1, 2010
Acoustic micro-imaging systems help manufacturers find defects in multi-layer ceramic chip capacitors.
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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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