Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Doctor Curtis L. Wilson
Professor J. U. MacEwan
Many investigations have shown that the electrical resistance of soft annealed metals is usually smaller than that of metals in their hard, cold worked state. By annealing cold-worked metals, the electrical resistance decreases to a minimum and then increases upon continued annealing at higher temperatures. The work performed in this investigation upon silver, aluminum, copper, nickel, and soft steel corroborates this idea.
Avery, Eugene A., "The Electrical Resistance of Metals in their Hard and Soft States" (1933). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 24.