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Gold alloys for precision resistances

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Abstract

The great stability of gold alloys makes them an ideal basis for the development of precision resistance wires, both for standard resistors in high-accuracy measuring instruments and for potentiometers where a high resistivity is required combined with a low temperature coefficient, low contact resistance and good wearing characteristics.

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Darling, A.S. Gold alloys for precision resistances. Gold Bull 5, 74–81 (1972). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03215168

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Keywords

  • Contact Resistance
  • Temperature Coefficient
  • Gold Alloy
  • Positive Temperature Coefficient
  • Resistance Alloy