Resistivity of Common Conductors
Conductor Material
Resistivity Relative to
Copper, Rho
Resistivity (microhm-cm)
Brass 2.26 3.9
Copper 1.0 1.7241
Gold 1.42 2.44
Silver 0.95 1.62
Stainless Steel 52 90

Please note that this table is provided for reference only. You should contact your vendor for detailed electrical characteristics. In particular, resistivity may vary depending on the manufacturing process. For example, a deposited conductor may have slightly different resistivity than the bulk metal.

Sources of Resistivity Data

ITT, Reference Data for Radio Engineers, 6th Ed., Howard Sams, 1982

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