The Inner Beauty of Basic Electronics – IEEE Spectrum

cut-away of a capacitor
The Inner Beauty of Basic Electronics

Open Circuits: The Inner Beauty of Electronics is a visual feast for those who love electronics.

Eric Schlaepfer was trying to fix a broken piece of test equipment when he came across the cause of the problem—a troubled tantalum capacitor. The component had somehow shorted out, and he wanted to know why. So he polished it down for a look inside. He never found the source of the short, but he…

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