Mechanical and Electrical Testing of Composite Aluminum Cryoconductors Chapter uri icon


  • Results are reported of monotonic and cyclic-strain resistivity experiments at 4.2 and 20 K on Alcoa fabricated composite aluminum cryoconductors. The conductors contain filaments of nominal 99.999% pure aluminum in an Al-Fe-Ce matrix. Initial conductor resistance ratios (RR = R(273 K)/R(T)) range from 340 to 800 at 4.2 K and from 259 to 500 at 20 K. Sample resistivity increases nearly linearly with monotonic plastic strain at a rate of 7 2 ncm / % strain. Force controlled cyclic loadings cause the resistivity to increase rapidly to a saturation value reached after about 500 cycles.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hartwig, K. T., & DeFrese, R. J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Hartwig, KT||DeFrese, RJ

editor list (cited editors)

  • Reed, R. P., & Fickett, F. R.

Book Title

  • Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials

publication date

  • December 1990