constantan definition

  • noun:
    • An alloy of 45 % nickel and 55 per cent copper, made use of chiefly in electrical instruments due to its constant resistance under variations of temperature.
    • An alloy of copper and nickel whose resistivity is continual over a broad temperature range
    • a copper-nickel alloy consists of roughly 55 per cent copper and 45 percent nickel, with high electrical weight and a minimal temperature coefficient; it's utilized as opposition wire plus in thermocouples.
    • An alloy consisting of 60 percent, copper and 40 %, nickel.
    • an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical weight and the lowest heat coefficient; made use of as weight cable

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