AM Au-Ge Gold Brazing Alloy is used primarily on furnace or vacuum braze applications requiring low melting temperatures. Primarily used in the RF and Power Semi-Conductor industries. AM Au-Ge provides a high-strength braze joint on metallized ceramics, Kovar, and Copper. AM Au-Ge is resistant to fatigue stresses and exhibits excellent joint strength.
AM Au-Ge Gold Brazing Alloy can be successfully brazed onto a wide range of low temperature applications requiring low vapor pressure. AM-Au-Ge is less ductile than most other gold filler metals. A minimum brazing temperature of 675 °F (355°C) is recommend for brazing applications and AM-Au-Ge is not recommended without a protective cover or shielding gas.
Properties of Brazed Joints
The properties of a brazed joint are dependent upon numerous factors including base metal properties, joint design and brazing technique. For controlled atmosphere brazing or vacuum brazing the recommended radial joint clearance for gold base alloys fall within 0.000 in – 0.002in (0.00mm-0.05mm) range.
AM Au-Ge is manufactured to American Welding Society specifications: AWS A5.8 2019
Foil, Atomized powder, Paste, Sheet, and Preformed shapes; washers, discs, shims, specialty shapes. Two dimensional shapes can be Laser-cut and machined with EDM though parts must be cleaned prior to brazing.
- Wesgo: Georo
- Indium: Indalloy 183
- Brazing Temperature Range High: 698 F / 370 C
- Brazing Temperature Range Low: 675 F / 355 C
- Liquidus: 671 F / 355 C
- Solidus: 671 F / 355 C
- Au: 88%
- Ge: 12%