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Gold Bulletin

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 12–20 | Cite as

Gold fibre brushes

Their promise for future high-technology applications
  • Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf
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Abstract

A new type of electrical brush has been developed to accommodate the otherwise unmet demands of future high technology. It consists of metal fibres finer than a human hair protruding from a solid matrix very much like the fibres of a camel hair brush. Laboratory tests as well as theory indicate that the new brushes can by far outperform the best currently available brushes especially if the fibres are made of gold or gold alloys. Even better performances are expected to be reached with a second generation brush of similar type embodying yet thinner fibres.

Keywords

High Current Density Packing Fraction Contact Spot Metal Fibre Film Resistivity 
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© World Gold Council 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials ScienceUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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