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Preparation of gold-coated molybdenum articles and articles prepared thereby

Timothy S. Romano
Tom K. Evans
Gary B. Hughes
Karl H. Neumann

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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Gary Hughes was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.


A gold-coated molybdenum article (30) is made by furnishing a substrate (32) made of pure molybdenum or an alloy of molybdenum, and preparing a slurry of gold powder, acrylic binder, and acetone liquid carrier. The slurry is applied to a portion of a surface of the substrate. The substrate with applied slurry is heated in vacuum or inert atmosphere to an elevated temperature, preferably about F., and thereafter cooled to ambient temperature. The result is an article (30) having at least a portion of the substrate (32) covered with an adherent gold coating (34).

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Timothy S. Romano, Tom K. Evans, Gary B. Hughes, and Karl H. Neumann. "Preparation of gold-coated molybdenum articles and articles prepared thereby" 1998
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