Asked in Electricity and Magnetism
Electricity and Magnetism
Is the element steel an electrical conductor?
Asked in Metal and Alloys
What is the resistivity of steel?
Hi, The electrical resistivity of the steel represents the capacity of the steel material to oppose the flowing of electrical current within it. This characteristic only concerns the steel material itself. The steel resistivity has a role in the electrical resistance of a device made of steel. The electrical resistance also traduces the capacity of a device (a conductor) to oppose the flowing of electrical current within it. But for a conductor, the flowing opposition will not only depend of the conductor...
Asked in Electrical Engineering
Are copper wires and not steel wires used in electric circuits although both copper and steel are electrical conductors?
Steel is not used as an electrical conductor because, although it is a conductor, it's not a very good conductor -as is copper and aluminium, for example. A steel-wire core is used, however, to reinforce aluminium conductors on transmission tower lines ...
Asked in Chemistry, Elements and Compounds
Which element is a good electrical conductor in the solid state?
Copper (Cu) is a good electrical conductor, as is gold (Au). There are a lot of metallic elements however which conduct electricity well so it is a difficult question to answer with a single element. ...