Metal-coated thermosalient crystals as electrical fuses

Abdullah Khalil, Ejaz Ahmed, Panče Naumov

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Silver-coated 1,2,4,5-tetrabromobenzene crystals, a thermosalient compound, are presented as novel electrical fuse materials. These electrically conductive crystals exhibit linear characteristics up to a threshold value where the resistive heating triggers their phase transformation. This causes mechanical motion of the crystals with immediate circuit breakage. The concept described here opens new avenues for next-generation electrical fuses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8470-8473
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number60
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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