Fabrication and Cold Drawing of Copper Covetic Nanostructured Carbon Composites/ Otrzymywanie Oraz Ciągnienia Kompozytów Miedzianych Typu Covetic O Strukturze Nanometrycznej

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This paper presents the research results of copper Covetic metallurgical synthesis along with the characterization of cast material and the processing of casts into wires. The Cu-C composite production method was based on patent applications of Third Millennium Metals. Obtained materials were tested for their chemical composition (including Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) analysis for carbon presence), mechanical properties and electrical conductivity. Measurements were also performed for wires which were first cut from obtained casts and next cold drawn into final wire form. Produced wires were tested for their mechanical and electrical properties. Electrical conductivity of wires was measured with the use of high precision Thompson’s- Kelvin’s bridge type device. A key objective of the research was to determine if Covetic copper has higher electrical conductivity than pure oxygen free copper.

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