solid tantalum capacitor


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solid tantalum capacitor

[′säl·əd ¦tant·əl·əm kə′pas·əd·ər]
(electricity)
An electrolytic capacitor in which the anode is a porous pellet of tantalum; the dielectric is an extremely thin layer of tantalum pentoxide formed by anodization of the exterior and interior surfaces of the pellet; the cathode is a layer of semiconducting manganese dioxide that fills the pores of the anode over the dielectric.