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The Latest From Platypus Technologies

Why Platinum Metal Surfaces are Ideal for High-Temperature Sensors

High-temperature measurement is a challenging prospect. Sensing elements must be robust enough to withstand the heat without degrading. Yet they also need the right conductivity to ensure measurement accuracy. Crucially: This conductivity must stay consistent across broad temperature ranges. Finding the right material for sensor surfaces is thus a balancing act.  Platinum is so often a standout material for high-temperature processes. It is routinely applied as a metal substrate in high-sensitivity sensing applications. But why? This article explores the benefits of platinum metal surfaces in more depth. 

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Using Aluminum Metal Surfaces to Synthesize Nanoporous Alumina

The synthesis of nanoporous alumina on aluminum metal surfaces has emerged as a groundbreaking technique in material science. This process, known as anodization, leverages the electrochemical oxidation of aluminum to produce a thick oxide layer, resulting in well-defined nanoporous structures with a hexagonal honeycomb-like pattern. This article delves deep into the intricacies of this process, its applications, and its significance in the industry.

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