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a copper-based alloy with additives of manganese (11.5-13.5 percent) and nickel (2.5-3.5 percent), characterized by an extremely small change in resistivity within the range of ordinary temperatures. It was first introduced in Germany in 1889. Manganin has the following characteristics: specific resistance, 0.47 microhm .m at 20°C; temperature coefficient of electric resistance, 2 × 10-6 1/°C at 15°-35°C (after special heat treatment—stabilizing annealing); melting point, 960°C.

Manganin is used in the manufacture of standard resistors and elements for measuring instruments. The chief advantage in using Manganin rather than Constantan is that Manganin has a very low thermoelectromotive force when coupled with copper (not more than 1 microvolt/°C); therefore, only Manganin is used for high-precision instruments. In addition, Manganin, unlike Constantan, is not corrosion-resistant in atmospheres containing acid and ammonia vapors; it is also sensitive to substantial changes in atmospheric humidity. Certain silverbased alloys with additives of manganese (up to 17 percent), tin (up to 7 percent), and other elements are classified as silver Manganins.


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Other than the large Seebeck coefficient, it has very similar characteristics to manganin, and Thomas noted that sometimes Constantan is used for high value standard resistors, especially for AC applications.
Similar to manganin, this material's temperature coefficient of resistance has a parabolic shape with its maximum around room temperature, but the curve to several tens of degrees either side of the peak has only about 10% of the slope for manganin.
For Thomas' new design, coils were wound on insulated brass bobbins, brass having nearly the same coefficient of expansion as manganin.
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3], except that the two currents flow in opposite directions through the manganin wire.