Due to the high electrical resistance, the oxide ceramic materials are predominantly predestined as insulators for use in electrical engineering. The high temperature properties associated with its excellent resistance to a wide variety of chemical agents (eg, acids, bases, alcohols, etc.) opens with the high mechanical strength of the advanced ceramics a wide range of applications in practice. Through a selective choice of certain ceramic materials also the thermal conductivity could be affected within certain limits, depending on specific demands: a high heat flow for cooling (by a good heat conducting material) or a thermally insulating effect.
By in-situ sintering of platinum wires or the metallization of the surface by means of silver-platinum pastes also electrically conductive structures are producible, as they are state of the art in the field of sensor components application.
- Insulating components, such as coil bodies, laser components
- Sensor heads
- Simple spacers
- Components for fuel cells
- Elements in ultra high vacuum systems (eg UHV manipulators)