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Consistent physical properties at cryogenic temperature: Use This Unique Indium Property to Your Advantage

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  • Most materials become brittle at very low temperatures, pure indium does not. It performs consistently at room and at extremely low temperatures.

    This property is why engineers across the world use indium wire and indium preforms as seals for mating cryogenic pump equipment. If you need a material that can seal or retain a solder bond at cryogenic temperatures, you should be using indium.

    Contact us to order parts, or to speak with an Applications Engineer about your cryogenic supply needs.

    This post is part of the “6 Strange Properties of Indium” series.

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert