This book updates and expands the editor's acclaimed Electrical Resistivity Handbook, bringing together advances in the field over the last two decades. In this period, much has been achieved in the fields of new materials and superconductivity.
This new volume provides a comprehensive compilation of experimental data in graphical form of the resistivity/resistance of over 1000 elements, compounds and alloys in three sections. The first section deals with resistivity as a function of temperature, the second section deals with resistivity as a function of temperature and pressure, whilst the third deals with the normalised resistance of materials as a function of temperature and/or pressure.
- Chapter 2: Measurement techniques
- Chapter 3: Explanation of graphs
- Chapter 4: Text references
- Chapter 5: Index of materials
- Chapter 6: Material resistivity graphs
- Chapter 7: Resistivity references
Gordon Dyos is an experimental physicist whose work spans an enormous variety of subjects, from high-current spark gaps to the measurement of plasma wake concentrations in model atmospheric re-entry missiles, low speed laminar flow wind tunnels and megawatt pulsed arc light sources. He invented the concept and developed the halogen ceramic hob, transpiration cooling of plasma torch nozzles and steel sheet cutting processes using plasma torches. More recently, he has developed a 120kW glow discharge furnace for producing wrought metal from powdered feedstock. In retirement he has worked as a consultant to a plasma torch company and a defence department.
Now in his latter years of retirement he is developing new ideas in novel illumination, a possible plasma transformer and the retro-fitting of a system to de-ice overhead power lines.