"Aluminum (Aluminium)"
ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Metals, Aluminum

Lesson 18 of 33. Learn about the properties of aluminum. The anodization process will be described. The benefits and strengths of aluminum wire are explained.

Knowledge Check:
What are some differences in the properties of aluminum vs. steel?
Describe the changes to the aluminum surface during anodizing.
Why do the heatsinks used in electronics have black anodization?
Why did aluminum wires lead to house fires in the 1970s?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.