Oven thermometers are usually of the robust bimetallic type, with a magnet on the back so that they can be fixed to the steel wall of the oven.
However, a bimetallic monetary system of coinage was also established by the Constitutional mandate to Congress to ‘coin Money, regulate the Value thereof’.
Chinese demand was a crucial factor, when the price of silver was higher in China, silver left India and when the bimetallic ratio was favorable the white metal returned.
The supporters of so-called ‘bimetallism’ were not interested in a workable bimetallic system with a market-responsive ratio.
The answer emphatically being - No - the standard was the then current Silver Spanish Dollar known as Pieces of Eight, coupled with a bimetallic system of coinage using both silver and gold.
So the historic gold and bimetallic standards receive attention, both as union and disunion (breaking-up).
They have anchored bimetallic catalysts, such as a ruthenium-tin catalyst, to the insides of such molecular sieves and have found that they can selectively hydrogenate cyclic polyenes.
Other regimes included: bimetallic standard (gold and silver); unimetallic (gold or silver); gold exchange standard; and post-World War II Bretton Woods.
Traditionally the United States had a bimetallic monetary system in which sixteen ounces of silver equaled one ounce of gold.
Sheetz and Singer have compared the fact that asymmetric area expansion tends to curve a bilayer with a bimetallic couple (bilayer couple hypothesis).