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PAPERS ON ELECTRICAL CONTACTS, JOINT SURFACES,
AND CONTACT-SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION


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"Temperature Distribution in a Constriction Heated by a High Frequency Electrical Current", Proc. 28th Int. Conf. on Electrical Contacts, Edinburgh, UK, 2016, p.3.

"Temperature Distribution in an Ohmic-Heated Electrical Contact at High Signal Frequencies", Appl. Phys. Letters, vol. 108, 2016 p.121603-1.

"On the Spreading Resistance of Thin Film Contacts", IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 59, 2012 p.1936.

"Contact Spot Temperature and the Temperature of External Surfaces in an Electrical Connection", Proc. of the 26th Int. Conf. on Electrical Contacts, Beijing, China 2012, p.12.

"Constriction Resistance of Thin Film Contacts", IEEE Trans. CPT, vol. 33, 2010, p.636.

"Electromigration in a Liquid Bridge Before Contact Break", Proc. of the 25th Int. Conf. on Electrical Contacts, Charleston, SC, 2010, p.564.

"Laboratory Performance Tests on Aluminum Splices for Power Connectors", Euro. Trans. Electr. Power, vol. 20, 2010, p.450.

"Constriction Resistance of Thin Film Contacts", Proc. of the 54th IEEE Holm Conf. on Electrical Contacts, Orlando, 2008, p.332.

"Contact Properties of Tubular Crimp Connections: Elementary Considerations", Proc. 24th Int. Conf. on Electrical Contacts, St. Malo, France, 2008, p. 151.

"Laboratory Performance Tests on Aluminum Splices for Power Connectors", Proc. 24th Conf. on Electrical Contacts, St. Malo, France, 2008, p. 157.

"High Speed Electronic Connector Design : A Review of Electrical and Electromagnetic Properties of Passive Elements - Part 1", IEICE Transactions, vol. E91-C, 2008, p.1178.

"Comment on 'Abnormal contact resistance reduction on bonded copper interconnects in three-dimensional integration during current stressing'", Appl. Phys. Letters, 2006, vol. 88, p. 066101.

"High Speed Electronic Connectors : A Review of Electrical Contact Properties", IEICE Transactions, vol. E88-C, 2005, p.1532.

"Electrical conduction through small contact spots", Proc. of the 50th IEEE Holm Conf. on Electrical Contacts, 22nd Int. Conf. on Electrical Contacts, Seattle, 2004, p.184.

"Origin, detection, and cost of connector degradation in electrical transmission and distribution systems", Proc. of the First Int. Conf. on Reliability of Electrical Products and Electrical Contacts, Suzhou, China, 2004, p.1.

"Tribological behavior of aluminum alloys in a vibratory finishing process", Wear, 2003, vol. 255, p. 1369.

"The Technology of High Power Connections: A Review", 20th International Conference on Electrical Contacts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2002, p. 526.

"Constriction resistance at high signal frequencies", IEEE Trans. CPT Part A, 2002, vol. 25, p. 446; and Proc. 47th IEEE/HOLM Conference on Electrical Contacts, 2001.

"Connector lubricants enhance performance", Connector specifier, June 2001.

"Experimental investigation of the mechanics of vibratory finishing", Wear, 2000, vol. 243, p. 247.

"Effect of signal frequency on constriction resistance", 20th International Conference on Electrical Contacts, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000.

"Environmental degradation of utility power connectors in a harsh environment", 45th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts, 1999.

"Electrical Contact Resistance: Properties of Stationary Interfaces", IEEE Trans. CPT, 1999, vol. 22, p. 85.

"Electrical Contact Resistance: Fundamental Principles", Chapter 1 in IEEE Book Publication entitled "Electric Contacts: Theory and Applications", 1999.
(Currently NOT available)

"Energy losses in power tap-connectors", Transmission & Distribution Conference, 1998. New Orleans, U.S.A.

"Effect of surface reactivity of lubricants on the properties of aluminum electrical contacts",IEEE Trans. CPMT, 1998, Part A, vol. 21, p. 500.

"Initial evaluation of energy losses in tap connectors used in distribution systems", AMP Publication # 296976, 1997.

"Power tap-connectors in electrical distribution systems", Proc. Distribution 2000 Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 1997.

"Wedge-connector technology in power utility applications", June 1996 issue of AMP Technology Journal.

"Wedge-connector technology in power utility applications", Transmission & Distribution, 1996.

"High performance connectors in power utility applications", Proc. 11-CEPSI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1996.

"Wedge-connector technology in power utility applications", Proc. ESMO-95 Conf., Nov. 1995, Columbus, OH.

"Mechanical and electrical properties of wedge-connectors", IEEE Trans. CPMT, 1996, CPMT 19, p. 286.

"Al-Mg alloy from a beer can as a simple source of Mg metal for evaporators in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) applications", J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 1995, A13, p. 3000.

"Nanohardness measurements on thin films", Thin Films: Stresses and Mechanical Properties V, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1994, 356, p.705.

"Influence of surface topography on the frictional characteristics of 3104 aluminum sheet", Wear, 1996, 197, p. 123.

"Cost-effective brazing technique for aluminum parts eliminates the use of alloy cladding", Mater. Tech., 1994, p. 240.

"Mg segregation and its effect on the oxidation rate of (111)Al1.45%Mg studied by optical second harmonic generation", Surf. Sci., 1995, 322, p. 168.

"NocolokTM Sil flux: a novel approach for brazing aluminum", SAE Int. Congr., Detroit, 1994, Technical paper series 940502.

"A novel brazing technique for aluminum", Welding J., 1994, 73, p. 119.

"Segregation of Mg to the surface of an Al-Mg single crystal alloy and its influence on the initial oxidation at room temperature", Surf. Sci., 1994, 302, p.109.

"Associative versus dissociative adsorption of water on Al(100)", Surf. Sci., 1993, 298, p. L181.

"A novel surface modification technique for aluminum", J. Mater. Res., 1994, 9, p.531.

"A novel brazing technique for aluminum and other metals", J. Mater. Res., 1993, 8, p.2749.

"A novel brazing technique for aluminum and other metals", Joining and Adhesion of Advanced Inorganic Materials, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1993, 314, p.215.

"Kinetics of oxygen adsorption, absorption and desorption on the Cu(111) surface", J. Chem. Phys., 1992, 98, p.9167.

"The Influence of Li surface segregation on the initial oxidation of an Al-Li alloy at room temperature", Surf. Sci., 1993, 290, 103.

"Segregation studies of an Al-Li alloy", Surf. Sci., 1993, 290, 93.

"Structural transformations in thin oxide layers on the (211) surface of an Al-Li Alloy", J. Vac. Sci. and Technology, 1993, A11, 2193.

"On the detection of elemental Li on Al-Li alloy surfaces using Auger electron spectroscopy", Surf. Science, 1992, 62, p.97.

"Effect of surface reactivity on tribological properties of a boundary lubricant", Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Fundamentals of Friction: Macroscopic and Microscopic Processes, 1992, p. 287.

"The interaction of aliphatic acids and alcohols with aluminum surfaces", J. Vac. Sci. and Technology, 1992, A10, 2767.

"Shear-strength and tribological properties of stearic acid films - Part I: on glass and aluminum-coated glass", J. Tribology., 1991, 114, 150.

"Shear-strength and tribological properties of stearic acid films - Part II: on gold-coated glass", J. Tribology, 1991, 114, 159.

"Structural transformations in adsorbed oxygen layers on Al surfaces observed using optical second harmonic generation", J. Vac. Sci. and Technology, 1991, A9, 1506.

"The influence of steps on second-harmonic generation at a metal surface", Phys. Rev. Letters, 1991, 66, 1201.

"The 'melting' voltage in electrical contacts", IEEE Trans. on Components, Hybrids and Manufacturing Technology, 1991, 14, 285.

"Second harmonic generation from clean and oxidized Al surfaces", Proc. 10th Int. Vavilov Conf. on Nonlinear Optics, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1990.

"Tribological properties of boundary lubricant molecular films", Proc. Japan Int. Tribology Conf., 1990, 1301.

"A possible degeneration mechanism in stationary electrical contacts", IEEE Trans. on Components, Hybrids and Manufacturing Technology, 1990, 13, 65.

"Comparison of techniques for the measurements of 3-dimensional surface microtopography", SPIE Conference on Optical Testing and Metrology II, June 1988, SPIE 954, 265.

"Effect of humidity on friction at magnetic head/hard disk interfaces", Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Systems V, 1988, STLE SP-25, 17.

"Electrical instabilities in stationary contacts: Al/Al and Al/brass junctions", Proceedings of the 34th IEEE/Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts, 1988, 151.

"Spreading resistance of a circular constriction in a cylinder", Proc. 14th-Int. Conf. Electr. Contacts, Paris, 1988, 21.

"Electrical instabilities in stationary contacts: Al/plated-brass junctions", IEEE Trans. Comp. Hybrids and Manuf. Technology, 1988, CHMT-11, p. 93.

"Characterization of lubricant/solid interfaces by FTIR", Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Systems, IV, 1987, STLE SP-22, 98.

"Surface roughness evaluation by image analysis in nomarski DIC Microscopy", Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Optoelectronics and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1987, SPIE 749, 105.

"Optical techniques for the surface evaluation of bright aluminium sheet", Proceedings of SPIE International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1986, SPIE 665, 32.

"Electrical instabilities in stationary Al/brass contacts", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Electric Contacts, 1986, Lausanne, Switzerland, p.113.
(Currently NOT available)

"Light scattering from medium-gloss aluminum surfaces", Wear, 1986, 109, 29.

"Electrical Connectibility of Aluminum Wire", Report published by the Canadian Electrical Association, Research carried out under contract CEA 76-19, 1985.
(Currently NOT available)

"Reflection - Absorption IR Spectroscopy of Organic Monolayers on Aluminum Surfaces", Proceedings of the 1985 International Conference on Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy, p. 496.

"Interdiffusion at bi-metallic electrical interfaces", IEEE Trans. on Components, Hybrids and Manufacturing Technology, 1985, CHMT-9, 106.

"Examination of the Al/Al2O3 interface by high resolution electron microscopy", Ultramicroscopy, 1985, 18, 387.

"The structure of the Al/Al2O3 interface", R.S. Timsit, Appl. Phys. Letters, 1985, 46, 830.

"Intermetallics growth at Al/alpha-brass interfaces", Acta Met., 1985, 33, 97.

"Thermopower of dilute aluminum alloys and brass at elevated temperatures", Phil. Mag., 1984, 49, 111.

"Quantitative analysis of light elements in a heavy material by high energy ion recoil (HEIR) spectrometry", Nucl. Instrum. Methods, 1983, 218, 111.

"On the evaluation of contact temperature from potential-drop measurements", Proc. IEEE Trans. on Components, Hybrids and Manufacturing Technology, 1983, CHMT-6, 115.

"The true area of contact between liquid and a rough solid: elementary considerations", Wear, 1982, 83, 129.

"The true area of contact at a liquid metal-solid interface", Appl. Phys. Letters, 1982, 40, 379.

"The potential distribution on a constricted cylinder: an exact solution", Quarterly Appl. Math., 1981, 39, 405.

"Remarks on recent experimental observations of the electroplastic effect", Scripta Metall., 1981, 15, 461.

"Evidence of sintering in aluminum electrical contacts at high temperatures", 1980, Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Electric Contact Phenomena, (Budapest), 679.

"Some fundamental properties of aluminum-aluminum electrical contacts", Proc. IEEE Trans. on Components, Hybrids and Manufacturing Technology, 1980, CHMT-3, 71.

"Evidence of room-temperature sintering in aluminum contacts in vacuum and in oxygen", Surf. Sci., 1980, 100, 269.

"Evidence of room-temperature sintering in aluminum contacts in vacuum and in oxygen", Appl. Phys. Letters, 1979, 35, 400.

"The potential distribution in a constricted cylinder", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 1977, 10, 2011.

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