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Conductivity of Brass
Time: 2024-01-25
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Brass, an alloy composed of copper and zinc, in which the copper content is usually about 62% (such as H62 brass, the zinc content is correspondingly 38%). It is widely used in various fields because of its good mechanical properties and electrical conductivity.

Copper is an excellent conductive material, and its conductivity is second only to silver. The electrical conductivity of brass is mainly affected by the copper content. The higher the proportion of copper, the better the electrical conductivity of brass.

1. Characteristics of Brass

Brass has a niche in the metal market with its beautiful golden color and relatively low price. Its high hardness and good wear and corrosion resistance make it an ideal substitute for copper and bronze in many fields.

Common brass grades include H59, H62, H70, etc. The brass composition of these grades is slightly different, so their physical and mechanical properties are also different. For example, H59 brass contains a high zinc content and has good strength and wear resistance; H62 brass has good plasticity and conductivity and is suitable for use in electrical and electronic fields.


2. The Electrical Conductivity of Brass

The electrical conductivity of brass is one of the important indicators for assessing its performance. Although the conductivity of brass is not as good as pure copper, its conductivity is still better than many other metals. The conductivity of brass depends mainly on the ratio of copper and zinc, as well as its microstructure and processing state.

Generally speaking, brass with lower zinc content has better electrical conductivity, for example, the electrical conductivity of H62 brass can reach 58% IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard). In addition, the conductivity of brass can be further improved by appropriate heat treatment and processing.

3. The Application of Brass

Because of its good electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance, it is widely used in electrical, electronics, communications, construction and other fields. For example, in the electrical field, the conductivity of brass makes it an ideal material for manufacturing various electrical equipment and electronic components, such as sockets, switches, relays, and conductors for manufacturing wires and cables.

In the field of electronics, brass is often used to manufacture pins and connectors for integrated circuits; in the field of construction, brass is often used for decorative and architectural components.

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