Elements of Indium by Indium Corporation: Low-Temperature Performance

Indium Corporation is the global leader for indium metal and associated technologies. Because of its unique properties with virtually limitless applications, indium metal is literally all around us.

Not many metals have the ability to performs in harsh low-temperature environments like indium metal can. Traditional metals containing Sn or Pb fail at cryogenic temperatures (<-180°C). Because indium deforms indefinitely under pressure, cryogenic seals made from indium won’t crack or leak in aerospace and other cold, high-vacuum environments.   

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Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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