Definitions for "Kovar"
Registered trademark of Carpenter Technology Inc.
A trademark of Westinghouse Electric Corporation for an iron-nickel-cobalt alloy which has a coefficient of expansion similar to glass and silicon. Used as a header material and in glass-to-metal seals. Has thermal characteristics similar to alumina.
An iron-nickel-cobalt alloy made by Westinghouse with a co-efficient of expansion closely matched to certain glass seals used in hermetic connector manufacturing. The material is used in the fabrication of both connector bodies and contacts.