Masters Theses


"Thermally stimulated polarization current (TSPC) and thermally stimulated depolarization current (TSDC) measurements were used to study sample current behavior based on the thermally activated release of trapped charges and polarization mechanisms. Samples studied included laboratory-prepared barium titanate samples (the barium to titanium ratio ranging from 0.96 to 1.04) and commercial ceramic capacitors. Both TSPC and TSDC showed the current spectra of the barium titanate samples were a function of crystal structure and the Ba/Ti ratio. The TSPC/TSDC results of the ceramic capacitors showed differences between capacitor formulations. TSPC/TSDC results also showed differences between good capacitors (physically and electrically) and capacitors having failed under test conditions. The usefulness of the TSPC/TSDC measurement technique to determine capacitor reliability was also shown"--Abstract, page ii.


Anderson, H. U. (Harlan U.)

Committee Member(s)

Day, D. E.
Sparlin, Don M.


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering


This research was funded by the Office of Naval Research under Contract no. ONR N00014-82-K-0294 and its support is gratefully acknowledged.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 1984


ix, 91 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77)


© 1984 Patrick Donald Martin, All rights reserved.

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Thesis Number

T 5130

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