Wollaston wire


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Wollaston wire

[′wu̇l·ə·stən ‚wīr]
(engineering)
An extremely fine platinum wire, produced by enclosing a platinum wire in a silver sheath, drawing them together, and using acid to dissolve away the silver; used in electroscopes, microfuses, and hot-wire instruments.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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