Properties of Silver Cadmium Oxide Materials (SKO)

Most silver cadmium oxide material manufacturers will point out that it’s commonly used as a conductive material. In modern technology, you’ll find it virtually anywhere and everywhere from cellular phones and other mobile devices to industrial equipment. You’ll find it in switches, contactors, and even circuit breakers. It’s ideal for electrical work, since its contact resistance is stable throughout its lifetime, and it has low contact resistance when compared to other oxides. You’ll often find it used for electrodes and even for ceramic. It can be found in various forms, including powder and wire, so this general-purpose material is quite easily implemented in modern commercial and industrial equipment.

Material
Designation
Oxidation Method Silver Content
Wt-%
Density Conductivity
%IACS
Hardness
HV1
g/cm3 oz/in3

SKO-10M
SKO-10B
SKO-10D
SKO-10F

One-Sided Oxidation
Powder Metallurgy
Through Oxidation
Fragmental Oxidation
90 10.2 5.38 76
88
86
89
60
60
60
75

SKO-15M
SKO-15B
SKO-15D

One-Sided Oxidation
Powder Metalurgy
Through Oxidation
85 10.0 5.27 62
79
80
80
75
80

*Available Forms: Wire, Silver Backed Strip & Tips, Clad to Copper, Brazed Profile, and Multilayer tapes.

Internal Oxidation Methods

One-Sided Oxidation, SKO-M Material Micrographs
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SKO-M Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02 SKO-M Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02
Through Oxidation, SKO-D Material Micrographs
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SKO-D Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02 SKO-D Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02
Fragmental Oxidation, SKO-F Material Micrographs
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SKO-F Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02 SKO-F Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02

Powder Metallurgical Method

Direct Strip Production, SKO-B Material Micrographs
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SKO-B Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02 SKO-B Silver Cad Oxide AgCd02

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