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Monolithic MAX phase ternary alloys for sliding electrical contacts

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February 5, 2019
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The present invention relates to monolithic structures for use as an electrical contact. In particular, these structures are formed from a laminate alloy, which in turn is composed of a M.sub.n+1AX.sub.n compound. Electrical contact assemblies and electrical components having such contacts are also described herein. In some example, such monolithic structures display increased wear resistance, which is useful for sliding electrical contacts.
15/ 153,453
May 12, 2016
H01R 39/02 (20060101)H01R 39/20 (20060101)H01R 39/08 (20060101)H01R 39/04 (20060101)
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.