interface resistance

interface resistance

[′in·tər‚fās ri′zis·təns]
(thermodynamics)
Impairment of heat flow caused by the imperfect contact between two materials at an interface.
Quantitatively, the temperature difference across the interface divided by the heat flux through it.
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In addition, they have very low interface resistance with metals: 10,000 times below that of the best organic polymers.
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The interface resistance will increase as the connectors are mated and de-mated, as well as increase as the lead material oxidizes.
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