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Product Summary of Manganin®

This alloy comprising mostly copper (85%) along with manganese (12%) and nickel (2%) was first developed in 1892. In the form of foil and wire it is used in the manufacture of resistors due to its virtually zero temperature coefficient of resistance value and long term stability. Manganin wire has also seen use as an electrical conductor in cryogenic systems, minimizing heat transfer between points which need electrical connections.

Characteristics of Manganin® include:

  • Electrically conductive
  • Constant electrical resistance over a range of temperatures

Forms and Availability of Manganin®

Please find below a list of our standard stock dimensions. Of course, we are very often able to supply alternative dimensions.

Foil in Coil

Thickness: 0.025mm

Coil Width: 150mm

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Thickness Coil Width
0.635mm 100mm
1 mm 300mm
2 mm 300mm

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What quantities are listed in our on-line catalog?

For large quantities, please request a quote using the links above. For small quantities with rapid delivery, please consult the following catalog pages:

Manganin® (Cu86/Mn12/Ni 2)