52nd IEEE Holm Conference on
Electrical Contacts 2006
To provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest
developments in the field of electric contacts and the application of
recent advances in materials and processes in electric, electronic and
telecommunication equipment. In 2005, we had a successful 51st IEEE Holm
Conferennce in Chicago with over 130 attendee presenting 51 papers.
2005 lectures and hot
topics included : the Ragnar
Holm Scientific Award presentation “Contact Contamination and Arc
Interaction” by Gerald Witter, the Morton Antler Lecture “The Evolution of Arc Fault
Circuit Interruption” by Mr.
John Wafer, and a Speical Topic Lecture “Enhanced Interfacial Transport
using Carbon Nanatube Arrays“ by Timothy Fisher
Practicing designers, engineers, physicists and research scientists - those
new to the field and those experienced. The 2006 Holm Conference will
include excellent papers authored by some of the outstanding technical
people in this field. We expect to have around 40 presentations from US and
international engineers and scientists. These papers will provide the
attendees with up-to-date information on a wide range of subjects that
makes this conference so attractive to the practicing engineer.
Timely topics are also organized through the Dr. Morton Antler Lecture with
past lectures on electrical contact, 42V challenges, and connector
reliability, arc fault & saftey.
The Holm Conference began in 1953 as a forum for the discussion of
electrical contact phenomena and related fields. In 1968, the conference
was named the Holm Conference in honor of Dr. Ragnar Holm. Dr. Holm, whose
contributions to the field of electrical contacts spanned 50 years and form
the foundation of the electrical contacts field, was the inspiration and
guide of the Conference from its inception until his death in 1970. In
1985, IEEE society started sponsoring the conference as a recognition of
its importance in the field of electrical engineering. In addition to the
Annual Conference, the Conference Organization regularly conducts an
intensive one-week course on contacts and participates in the biannual
International Conference on Electrical Contacts
The conference is sponsored by the Components, Packaging and Manufacturing
Technology (CPMT) Society of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).
Two and a half days of presentations normally include over 40 Technical
Papers, the Ragnar Holm Scientific Achievement Award, and the Dr. Morton
Antler Lecture. They highlight the most recent electrical contact work all
over the world.
Contacts Properties and Performance, Connector Contacts, Sliding Contacts,
Aluminum Contacts, Arcing Contacts, Silver Metal Oxide Contacts,
Micor-electro-mechanical Systems, Automotive Switches and Relays,
Superconductor Contacts, Circuit Breaker and Contactors for power distribution,
Nano contact measurements and Real world Design and Applications Problems
are familiar themes in the presentation.
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