Evaluation of electrical contact materials for mercury switches designed to detect angular rotation

Research paper by R. E. Cuthrell

Indexed on: 01 Jun '86Published on: 01 Jun '86Published in: Journal of Materials Science


The adherence of mercury to a variety of materials was evaluated for various surface treatments in terms of contact angle and maximum meniscus height on separation. It was found that arcing markedly increased wettability and that roughening produced mercury repellent surfaces.