Gold: Science and Applications by Christopher Corti, Richard Holliday

By Christopher Corti, Richard Holliday

Gold is utilized in quite a lot of business and clinical functions and debts for over 10 percentage of the yearly call for for steel, worthy billions of bucks each year. whereas a lot has been written concerning the mystique and alternate of gold, little or no has been written concerning the technological know-how and know-how during which it truly is involved.
Edited through revered experts from the area Gold Council, Gold: technology and functions presents researchers with the definitive instruction manual at the present technological know-how and functions of this necessary and lovely valuable metal.
Packed with contributions from the world’s best specialists, this quantity brings in authoritative details from a few sciences, together with chemistry, physics, nanotechnology and metallurgy. The e-book provides a myriad of purposes, starting from electronics to drugs and optics. A finished evaluation bankruptcy offers historic views of the point and every bankruptcy describes strength additional makes use of, together with functions presently being developed.
Gold purposes in Use at the present time Include:
Medical
Dental
Electronics
Engineering
Industrial
Pollution Control
Photography
Catalysts
Nanotechnology

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