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    anyone ever hear of/use this stuff?
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    I'm a little skeptical although I've never used it. The drying time alone would take too long compared to soldering with some silver solder. Would like to,see some conductance figures compared to solder
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    "microcarbon technology" hmmm... that's three orders of magnitude less than nano. Wonder if it means anything...?
    Carbon is not a terribly good conductor - just sayin'.
    The page specifies conductivity as "13.16 Ohms per cubic centimeter" [sic].
    That's a funny way to express conductivity (I am not even sure it's appropriate - resistivity usually expressed as Ohm-meter, and conductivity as Siemens per meter).
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    It doesn't seem to fix any problems that I don't have with solder...

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    To me, it sounds as a "use if you must, not use for best results" type product. *High quality* solder still seems to be the best solution, IMO.
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    I agree that it seems to have less than stellar conductivity. It may still have a place in the world. I wonder if it adheres to metals where solder has difficulty, such as aluminum. It may also have a use where high temperature is an issue, such as near critical plastic areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    To me, it sounds as a "use if you must, not use for best results" type product. *High quality* solder still seems to be the best solution, IMO.
    Agreed. This appears to be similar to the old Conductive Pens, and Conductive Paint used to repair small circuit traces. I would not recommend it's use on any high current connections, say crossovers for example.
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    sketchy!

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    Actually... carbon nanotubes and graphene has been shown to be more conductive than copper. However actually applying this burgeoning technology to carry a lot of current is not yet really practical. Sure, carbon stacked in a tight conformation is not very conductive, think graphite in your pencil, however if the conformation is different such as in a tube (nanotube) or flat sheet (graphene) electrons flow easier.

    I think this is meant to be a safer more eco-friendly alternative. I sure burned myself with my soldering iron on one occasion (someone opened the door and scared me).
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