Failure Analysis of Capacitors
Multilayer Chip Capacitors (MLCCs), Tantalum Capacitors, Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors, Film Capacitors
Below are failures seen in 4 types of capacitors: Multilayer Chip Capacitors or MLCCs, Tantalum Capacitors, Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors, and Film Capacitors. The failure mechanisms unique to each device are shown in the figures.
More detail on failures in Film Capacitors can be found here.
Multilayer Chip Capacitor (MLCC)
Aluminum electrolytic capacitor