Indium is a very unique metal, and some of the unique properties of this material can be used to ‘break the rules’ of traditional bonding and sealing. Indium can be used as a solder (a filler metal used to form a metallurgical bond), or it can be used in many applications in which it is not bonded - such as gaskets or compressible thermal interfaces.
Here is a directory of six unique indium metal properties:
- Cold Welding
- High Rate of Thermal Transfer
- Does Not Work Harden
- Consistent Properties at Cryogenic Temperatures
- Bonds to Non-Metallic Surfaces
These are all properties of pure indium, although indium-bearing alloys with greater than 90% indium typically share the above properties to a lesser extent.
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