Tin-silver coatings

  • US 6,924,044 B2
  • Filed: 11/14/2001
  • Issued: 08/02/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An automotive mating electrical connector comprising:

  • an electrically conductive material; and

    a non-electroplated coating formed on at least a portion of the electrically conductive material, said coating consisting of 3.0 wt % to about 20 wt % silver and the balance tin, said coating having a melting point greater than 225°

    C., a thickness in the range of from 0.00001″

    to 0.001″

    , and a nanoindentation hardness in the range of from 0.32 to 0.41 GPa.

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