January, from the Roman empire mythological god, Janus, who presided over beginnings and transitions - often depicted as a two-faced person looking forward and looking back.
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Let's look back on a year that has been quite exciting here on the indium materials blog (part of the overall Indium Corporation blog). Over the course of 2017 we covered:
- What is the World’s Most Recycled Metal?
- Indium Recovery – Indium Corporation’s Role in Increasing Global Supply
- Indium Recycling: Rotary Vs. Planar Indium, CIG, and ITO Targets
- A Day in the Life of Indium Scrap
- History of Indium Corporation and the Development of Indium for Commercial Use
- Explanation of “Nines” Regarding Metal Purity
- Indium Metal Demonstration
- Properties and Uses of Low-Temperature Solder Alloys - (Part 1)
- Properties and Uses of Low-Temperature Solder Alloys – (Part 2)
- Properties and Uses of Low-Temperature Solder Alloys – (Part 3)
- Properties and Uses of Low-Temperature Solder Alloys – (Part 4)
- How Soft is Pure Indium?
- How Different TIM Materials Affect Thermal Resistance Over Time
- How the Performance of Compressible Thermal Interface Materials Changes With Pressure
- Braze: Advantages of Indium-Contained Alloys
- Soldering to Interesting Metal Surfaces
- Early Experimentation Soldering Metals and Non-Metals With Indium
- 6 Strange Properties of Indium (and How to Use Them to Your Advantage)
- Cold Welding: Use This Unique Indium Property to Your Advantage
- High Rate of Thermal Transfer: Use This Unique Indium Property to Your Advantage
- Indium Does Not Work Harden: Use This Unique Indium Property to Your Advantage
- Bonding to Non-Metallic Surfaces: Use This Unique Indium Property to Your Advantage
- Consistent physical properties at cryogenic temperature: Use This Unique Indium Property to Your Advantage
- Softness: Use Indium's Unique Property to Your Advantage
- “Remote Controlled” - Liquid Metal Updates
- Indium Plating
- Legendary Gold-Indium Alloys for Brazing and Jewelry
- Indium Alloy for use in Control Rods for Nuclear Reactors
- Indium-Tin Oxide (ITO) Used in Flat-Panel Displays
- Solder Redefined Part 4 – Baseplate to Heat-Sink
- Quantum Dots - a bright future!
- EGaIn (Eutectic Gallium / Indium Liquid Metal) Will Change How We Think Of Electronics
- Quantum Dots - Versatility.
- Indium Blue - Coming to a Crayola Crayon Box Near You!
- Specifying Cryogenic Seals - with Kim Flanagan
- How Indium Is Used To Make LEDs
- Cryogenics Applications with Shamaine Engler
- Will Indalloy™#60 Become the Future of Flexible Electronics?
- An Introduction to Burn-in
- High-Performance Metal Thermal Interface Options for Burn-In
- Quantum Dots and Indium
- Indium Gaskets
- An Open Invitation to Indium Plating Vendors
- Indium Plating
- Solder Flux Chemistry is Oxide Specific
- A Thought About Data Trends – Fluxes for Indium Soldering
- Where Can I Purchase An Indium Sulfamate Plating Bath Kit?
- 6 Things to Know When Buying Liquid Metal
- What Drives Us?
- A Guide to Low Temperature Solder Alloys
- Looking Forward to the 2018 SVC TechCon
- Is Indium Rod Different Than Wire?
Looking forward, I’ll be bringing you more indium-related data and news throughout 2018.
If you have anything that you’d like to see, send me an email at email@example.com.
Have a great new year!