MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA — March 11, 2020 — Xtalic Corporation announces a new patented, nanostructured nickel-gold (Ni-Au) alloy for use in the manufacture of crucial electrical contacts where high conductivity and strength must be maintained at elevated temperatures. Xtalic is a leader in providing nano-scale metal alloys and coatings that solve customers’ mission-critical materials problems.

Xtalic’s new nanostructured nickel-gold alloy enable fine pitch interconnects to carry more current while maintaining strength at higher temperatures.
Illustrated above: A fine pitch connector section.

Xtalic’s new nickel-gold alloy is ideal for fine pitch interconnects that require superior strength, durability, and conductivity while being exposed to high temperatures. Features of Xtalic’s nickel-gold alloy include strength up to 2,000 MPa, resistivity down to 12 µΩ-cm, and more than 1,000 MPa fatigue life at temperatures up to 400oC.

“Xtalic nickel-gold alloy uses a small amount of gold to control the nickel grain size, create a thermodynamically stable super-saturated solid solution, and find the optimal balance of electrical and mechanical properties,” said Tom Clay, Xtalic’s chief executive officer. “Our nickel-gold alloy fulfills the need for high-current-carrying miniaturized electrical contacts in applications throughout the consumer electronic, automotive, and semiconductor industries.”

Moreover, Xtalic will work with designers to tailor nickel-gold properties to meet specific challenges across a variety of other applications — by leveraging its Dynamic Nanostructure Control® and patented Rapid Alloy Design toolkits.

For more information, visit the Xtalic website at www.xtalic.com/nickel-gold.

About Xtalic Corporation

Xtalic Corporation designs and develops unique high-performance metal alloys with tailored, thermodynamically stable nanostructures. Xtalic alloy coatings have advanced wear, corrosion resistance, strength, temperature tolerance, and other key performance measures. For more information, visit www.xtalic.com.

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