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REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2022 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE I I-CONNECT007 163 Presenter: Robert L. Jackson, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University What is the most interesting question that your IPC APEX EXPO presenta- tion answers? This paper predicts what the use of lubricant in an electrical con- nector might do to electrical contact resistance if sliding occurs. Lubricant in an electrical connector can drastically increase the resistance by separating the surfaces by a non-con- ductive film. What is the most important piece of advice that you have for your audi- ence? Numerical and theoretical models can provide insights into the performance of com- plex systems, but they should also be verified with experimental studies. IPC APEX EXPO: Conference Speakers Speak Out A Multiphase Model of Intermittent Contact in Lubricated Electrical Contacts What is your answer to that question, and why?

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