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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 10 (1983), Issue 4, Pages 247-254

The Influence of Contaminants During the Firing of Inks

N. V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Received 5 June 1981; Accepted 26 June 1982

Copyright © 1983 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.


During firing of resistor materials the resistance is influenced by gaseous contaminants and by compounds given off by other pastes. Nearly all inorganic salts which are slightly volatile at the firing temperature, and some rather stable organic materials influence the resistor properties. Halogenated materials are the most important and the higher ohmic series the most sensitive.

For aluminium conductors a very high sensitivity to fluorinated and chlorinated compounds has been found but in this case organic compounds have no influence.