What are the materials used to create resistors?

These metals are utilized in different resistor types and compositions to achieve desired resistance values, power ratings, and other characteristics.

  1. Carbon (C): Carbon Composition, Carbon Film
  2. Nickel-Chromium (NiCr): Nichrome Wirewound
  3. Tin (Sn): Tin Film
  4. Nickel (Ni): Nickel Thin Film
  5. Chromium (Cr): Chromium Film
  6. Tantalum (Ta): Tantalum Film
  7. Copper (Cu): Copper Metal Strip
  8. Silver (Ag): Silver Metal Strip
  9. Gold (Au): Gold Metal Film
  10. Palladium (Pd): Palladium Metal Film
  11. Platinum (Pt): Platinum Metal Film