Bad diodes 1

BSE SEM image of stock diode sample.

Bad diodes 2

A crack is present in the glass body.

There were fractures in the glass case near the terminations on all of the stock diodes examined. There is significant risk that these fractures would propagate to failure due to expected assembly and use stresses.

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