Bulk Properties of Copper: An Introduction

Bulk Properties of Copper: An Introduction

This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity. Copper is hidden away in everyday objects around our homes, including phones, water pipes, locks and electrical wiring. People have been using copper since 9000 BC. One of the reasons copper is so important is that it can be made into alloys. That means it can be combined with other metals to make new alloys, like brass and bronze. These are harder, stronger and more corrosion-resistant than pure copper. This introductory resource from the Copper Development Association starts to explore copper's electrical and thermal conductivity