Conductive Metals & Alloys

  • H. W. Turner
  • C. Turner
Part of the Macmillan Engineering Evaluations book series (MECS)


Conduction of electricity is achieved by the movement of charge carriers. In gas discharges both electrons and ions move and carry currents. In electrolytic conduction the conduction of electricity through the electrolyte is primarily by the action of movement of ions. In metallic conduction, however, the charge carriers are mainly electrons. The structure of metals is a crystal structure involving a relatively close packed array of ions bonded together by rather less binding energy than in an ionic or covalent crystal, and in such a way that the distribution of valency electrons is fairly uniform throughout the structure of the metal.(l)


Contact Force Contact Resistance Gold Alloy Contact Material Copper Silver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. W. Turner
    • 1
  • C. Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Research AssociationUSA

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