Data Book of Electrical Contacts
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Pure Gold is besides Platinum the chemically most stable of all precious metals. In its pure form it is not very suitable for use as a contact material in electromechanical devices because of its tendency to stick and cold-weld at even low contact forces. In addition it is not hard or strong enough to resist mechanical wear and exhibits high materials losses under electrical arcing loads Table. This limits its use in form of thin electroplated or vacuum depos...more
Commonly Used Grades of Gold
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