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A new gold resistance alloy

A study of the gold-palladium-vanadium system


For precision potentiometers a high resistivity is required together with a low temperature coefficient of resistance, a low thermoelectric force against copper, low contact resistance and good wearing characteristics. This article describes the development of a gold-palladium-vanadium alloy that combines all these properties.


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Sperner, F. A new gold resistance alloy. Gold Bull 6, 72–76 (1973).

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  • Vanadium
  • Palladium
  • Temperature Coefficient
  • Gold Alloy
  • Zero Line