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Surface resistivity of electroless nickel plating
I was wondering what the typical surface resistivity of electroless nickel plating is? More specifically, the value correlating to ASTM D257-78...thanks
Josh S. Moore
- San Diego
I have read in a Circuitree Magazine Article(6/1/01) that the resistivity of Electroless Nickel Phosphorous Plate is 55-90 micro-ohms-cm. What is interesting is that the resistivity for nickel is 7.4. Can anyone explain why? Is it the phosphorous content?
- Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Hi Rob. Surely. Even very small amounts of contaminants or alloying materials radically reduce conductivity.
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey
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