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Gold Bulletin

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 131–132 | Cite as

Diffusion bonding of gold

  • Giles Humpston
  • Sara J Baker
Open Access
Article

Abstract

Gold has a low modulus and does not form an oxide skin when heated in the air. Added to this is its rapid self-diffusion characteristic and these three properties together make this metal suitable for joining gold to gold. This paper presents a summary of a practical diffusion-bonding method for making such joints.

Keywords

Diffusion Bonding Gold Wire Gallium Nitride Epoxy Adhesive Failed Bond 
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Copyright information

© World Gold Council 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giles Humpston
    • 1
  • Sara J Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.Marconi Materials Technology LtdTowcesterUK

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