This value can be used to calculate capacitance using the standard formula for conventional plate capacitors if only the surface of the electrodes is known.
The formula for capacitance (C) of a plate capacitor is:
The maximum capacitance, C is calculated analogously to the plate capacitor:
Note that the electric field can be created by placing a parallel plate capacitor across the crystal.
Using the capacitance for a parallel plate capacitor, the force is:
Franklin proposes a successful theory of the Leyden jar and invents the parallel plate capacitor.
A parallel plate capacitor can only store a finite amount of energy before dielectric breakdown occurs.
Ceramic plate capacitors are usually favoured due to extremely low inductance and low cost.
Trimmable chip capacitors are built up as multilayer plate capacitors.
A parallel plate capacitor is not a good choice for such a sensor pattern.