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Title:
COATINGS OF Mn+1AXn MATERIAL FOR ELECTRICAL CONTACT ELEMENTS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2005038985
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An element for making an electric contact to a contact member (5, 15, 19, 41) for enabling an electric current to flow between said element and said contact member, said element (3,14, 42) comprising a body (6) having at least a contact surface (2, 4, 16, 43, 44) thereof coated with a contact layer applied against said contact member. The contact layer comprises a film comprising a multielement material with equal or similar composition as any of a layered carbide or nitride that can be described as Mn+1AXn,, where M is a transition metal or a combina­ tion of a transition metals, n is 1, 2, 3 or higher, A is an group A element or a combination of a group A element, element and X is Carbon, Nitrogen or both.

Inventors:
ISBERG PETER (SE)
EKLUND PER (SE)
EMMERLICH JENS (SE)
HULTMAN LARS (SE)
HOEGBERG HANS (SE)
LJUNGCRANTZ HENRIK (SE)
Application Number:
IB2004003390W
Publication Date:
June 16, 2005
Filing Date:
October 18, 2004
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Assignee:
ABB RESEARCH LTD.
ISBERG, PETER
EKLUND, PER
EMMERLICH, JENS
HULTMAN, LARS
HOEGBERG, HANS
LJUNGCRANTZ, HENRIK
International Classes:
C23C30/00; H01R13/03; H01R39/20; H01R41/00; H01R; (IPC1-7): H01R13/03; H01R39/20; H01R41/00; C23C30/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2003046247A12003-06-05
Foreign References:
US20020000598A12002-01-03
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