The E-Sylum: Volume 5, Number 33, August 12, 2002, Article 11
In response to Alan Luedeking's note about the properties of
Tantalum, Michael Schmidt writes: "Tantalum can't be more
conductive than silver but less than gold. Gold is less
conductive than silver. Silver is the most conductive element.
Gold is used on electronic contact points not because it is
more conductive, but because it doesn't corrode. Tantalum
does have a major use in electronics though. It is used to
make capacitors. It provides a high capacitance value in a
very small package."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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