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Dispersion-strengthened gold

Improved electrical contact properties

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The improved high temperature properties of dispersion-strengthened gold have been described in an earlier paper in this journal. Now the electrical contact properties of such materials have been investigated and the results are presented. It has been established that these materials can possess the advantageous contact properties of gold without the usual disadvantages, while gold containing a specific amount of cerium oxide has been found to have outstanding contact properties.


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Mooradian, V.G. Dispersion-strengthened gold. Gold Bull 10, 67–73 (1977).

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  • Welding
  • Contact Resistance
  • Cerium Oxide
  • Gold Alloy
  • Pure Gold