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Electrically Conductive Ceramic

IJ Research offers a non-magnetic and electrically conductive ceramic since 1998. We are proud to provide this electrically conductive ceramic for applications where a metal or alloy may not be preferred. The electrical conductivity is approximately that of Fe or Ni. While  Fe and Ni are magnetic, IJ Research ceramic #1129 is not. One of the production applications we have experience with is an electrode where wear resistance, hardness and high current density are the critical parameters. Our customer has stated that #1129 works better than WC for the specific application. Other common applications include electrodes and sensors for harsh chemical, including HCl and/or HF environments.

We are able to supply the bulk ceramic machined/ground to a final shape (plate, rod, pin etc.) with very tight tolerances. We are also able to PVD sputter to provide a durable, conductive coating.

Material Properties

Use temperature: As high as 1,200C in a controlled atmosphere
Hardness: 9+ on Mohs scale
Electrical Resistivity: 10-20 micro-ohm-cm at RT 60 microhm-cm at 1,000°C
Linear TCE: 80×10-7 /OC (RT-1,000OC)
Thermal Conductivity: 25-100 W/m°K
Flexural Strength: 50,000 psi at RT
Tensile Strength: 80,000 psi at RT
Compression Strength: 250,000-700,000 psi at RT
Solubility in Acid: Insoluble in HCl and HF. Reacts with hot H2SO4 and HNO3
Wear Resistance: Excellent

Note: The information above is not necessarily measured. The properties are estimates based on our understanding of the material, from available literature and our application experience. The data is intended to be useful for first, initial approximations.

Please contact IJ Research using 1-714-546-8522 or [email protected].