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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 89-94

Ageing Tests on Gold Layers and Bonded Contacts

Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg, Hamburg 54 2000, Germany

Received 31 May 1977

Copyright © 1977 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Studies have been made of the adhesion of gold thin films on NiCr and Mo layers deposited on ceramic substrates. It is shown that the ageing behaviour and the related long-term adhesion losses are complex processes and the various contributing mechanisms are identified.