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"Platinum-iridium wire is used in platinum jewellery, particularly watch cases. They have been used for spinnerets in the manufacture of synthetic fibres, in metrology and alloy is fabrication of metal microelectrodes. It is used in electrical stimulation of nervous tissue and electrophysiological recordings. Pt/Ir alloy has been used in mechanical and electrochemical devices.
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Nishida, K.; Sakaguchi, H.; Xie, P.; Terasawa, Y.; Ozawa, M.; Kamei, M.; Nishida, K. Biocompatibility and durability of Teflon-coated platinum-iridium wires implanted in the vitreous cavity. J. Artif. Org. 2011, , 14, (4), 357-363.