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- n. An alloy of nickel and chromium, typically 80% nickel and 20% chromium, used to make heating elements.
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Nichrome heaters, used to warm the Sabatier reactor up to its operating temperature after which the heat from chemical reactions would keep it hot without electricity were obtained and wrapped around the Sabatier reactor.
Nichrome wire has a resistance 60 times that of copper; and manganin wire has a resistance 65 times that of copper, of the same gauge.
Nichrome wire lasts longer and will not break even when red-hot.
Great moments in toast history include the invention of Nichrome in 1905, an alloy used in high-resistance wire that could be heated quickly.
The Mil-PRF-55342 Thin Film devices feature a passivated Nichrome resistive element, while their high-purity alumina substrate allows for high power ratings to 500 mW.