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aluminum powder is conduct electricity???

 Dear All...
 Please help me to know aluminum powder is conduct electricity ???
 Because I have bough ALUMINUM metal POWDER  99.7% Lab Chemical 425 mesh µ35 on EBAY. for making conduct electricity paste But when measured with my digital meter at 20 meg ohm  with 1mm distant I don't see  any resistant .Thank you in advance for your time.
 
 
 

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You could try graphite powder instead. It's fairly cheap, and can be found in some stores as a lubricant. It's definitely much cheaper than powered aluminum, so you can afford to experiment with it.
lam (author)  LargeMouthBass2 years ago
Dear LargeMouthBass..
Thank you for your helpful.And Happy new year.
Kind regards
iceng2 years ago
As Steve pointed out aluminium oxide is used as an epoxy electrical insulator filler.

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lam (author)  iceng2 years ago
Dear Iceng...
Thank you so much for your time help me.
Kind regards
lemonie2 years ago
Try zinc instead.

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lam (author)  lemonie2 years ago
Thank you so much Lemonie.
and Happy new year
lemonie lam2 years ago
I don't know that it will work, but you can buy powdered-zinc. It's sometimes used in test-kits as a reducing-agent.

L
I have doubts: Aluminium forms an exceptionally strong oxide coating, and aluminium oxide is a great insulator.

Steve
lam (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago
Thank you so much Steve.
and Happy new year