The Physics and Optical Properties of Gold

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dc.contributor.author Blaber, MG
dc.contributor.author Ford, M
dc.contributor.author Cortie, MB
dc.contributor.editor Corti, C
dc.contributor.editor Holliday, R
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T02:03:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Gold Science and Applications, 2010, 1, pp. 13 - 30
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4200-6523-7
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14248
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?
dc.publisher CRC Press
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.title The Physics and Optical Properties of Gold
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Gold Science and Applications
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Boca Raton, Florida en_US
dc.publocation USA
dc.publocation Boca Raton, Florida
dc.identifier.startpage 13 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 30 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Physics and Advanced Materials en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Conference on Communication and Vehicular Technology
dc.for 0204 Condensed Matter Physics
dc.for 0205 Optical Physics
dc.personcode 020302
dc.personcode 020323
dc.personcode 102615
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Condensed Matter Physics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2010-12-30
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Hanoi, Vietnam
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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