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dc.creatorĆosović, Vladan
dc.creatorCosovic, A.
dc.creatorTalijan, Nadežda M.
dc.creatorŽivković, Dragana
dc.creatorZivkovic, Z.
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T17:31:45Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T17:31:45Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0350-820X
dc.identifier.urihttp://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1068
dc.description.abstractThe article surveys current state of the art and challenges in the development of the electrical contact materials in the light of the EU Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). The focus was placed on widely used silver-cadmium alloys. According to this directive, as of July 1, 2006, use of six hazardous materials, including cadmium, are restricted for applicable electrical and electronic products intended for the EU market. In contrast, traditionally preferred material for production of electrical contacts is Ag-CdO, due to its outstanding functional properties. These conflicting interests result in present state where RoHS directive has not yet been implemented in its original form and has undergone numerous amendments and exceptions regarding the use of cadmium. Main reason for this seems to be the unrealistic time frame imposed by legislation. Although, significant effort has been put into research and development of alternative materials, there are still cases where adequate replacement materials had not been found. Therefore, importance of synchronicity between legislation and technological progress i.e. communication between legislative administration and industry and academia is brought to light as well as some common issues that may arise with an introduction of new replacement materials or product modification.en
dc.publisherInternational Institute for the Science of Sintering, Beograd
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/172037/RS//
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Technological Development (TD or TR)/34023/RS//
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceScience of Sintering
dc.subjectElectrical contactsen
dc.subjectRoHSen
dc.subjectAg-CdOen
dc.titleState of the Art and Challenges in Development of Electrical Contact Materials in the Light of the RoHS Directiveen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY
dc.citation.volume44
dc.citation.issue2
dc.citation.spage245
dc.citation.epage253
dc.citation.other44(2): 245-253
dc.citation.rankM23
dc.identifier.doi10.2298/SOS1202135C
dc.identifier.rcubConv_2963
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs//bitstream/id/7625/1066.pdf
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84866354288
dc.identifier.wos000318148600012
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