tantalum capacitor


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tantalum capacitor

[′tant·əl·əm kə′pas·əd·ər]
(electricity)
An electrolytic capacitor in which the anode is some form of tantalum; examples include solid tantalum, tantalum-foil electrolytic, and tantalum-slug electrolytic capacitors.

tantalum capacitor

A capacitor made out of the precious metal tantalum. The silver-gray tantalum beads, in the form of compacted powder, can store a lot of charge relative to their mass. This enables smaller capacitors to be built, helping to reduce the size of mobile phones. See capacitor.
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15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced it is featuring a variety of its most recent releases of tantalum capacitors this week at Electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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