The Physics and Optical Properties of Gold

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Show simple item record Blaber, Martin en_US Cortie, Michael en_US Ford, Mike en_US
dc.contributor.editor Christopher Corti, Richard Holliday en_US 2012-02-02T02:03:18Z 2012-02-02T02:03:18Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000758 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Blaber Martin, Ford Michael, and Cortie Michael 2010, 'The Physics and Optical Properties of Gold', in NA (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 13-30. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-4200-6523-7 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Although gold is well down on the periodic table, at position 79, it was the first of the metals to be discovered and exploited by humans. This was almost certainly as a result of it possessing four unique attributes: a bright metallic yellow color, excellent resistance to corrosion, considerable malleability, and a high density (19.32 g/cm3). The high corrosion resistance and density facilitated the concentration of native gold nuggets and powders in the beds of streams, while the yellow color and malleability made it very suitable for the production of jewelry or religious artifacts. A few other metallic elements-such as silver, copper, or platinum-possess color and/or corrosion resistance and/or ductility and/or density, but none to the simultaneous degree exhibited by gold. What are the reasons for this unusual cluster of interesting properties in element 79? en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher CRC Press en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
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dc.title The Physics and Optical Properties of Gold en_US
dc.parent Gold Science and Applications en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Boca Raton, Florida en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 13 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 30 en_US SCI.Physics and Advanced Materials en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 020400 en_US
dc.personcode 102615 en_US
dc.personcode 020323 en_US
dc.personcode 020302 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US Condensed Matter Physics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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