Accession Number : ADD008737

Title :   Gold Based Material for Electrical Contact Materials.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Desai,Jaydev D

Report Date : 27 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : There is presented an electrical contact material consisting of an alloy of gold and a compound selected from a group consisting of a carbide, a boride, or a silicide of a refractory element. The compound of the refractory element is selected from a group consisting of WC, Hfb2, TiB2, ZrB2, WSi2, and TiSi2. The resulting alloys have a hexogonal crystal structure and exhibit high wear resistance, low contact resistance, low electrical noise, and a homogeneous uncontaminated microstructure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Electric contacts, *Gold alloys, *Refractory metal alloys, *Carbides, *Borides, *Silicides, Materials, Wear resistance, Low noise, Electrical properties, Crystal structure, Inventions

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE