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1st Edition

Science and Applications

ISBN 9781032099453
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
444 Pages 33 Color & 205 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Gold is used in a wide range of industrial and medical applications and accounts for over 10 percent of the annual demand for metal, worth billions of dollars annually. While much has been written about the mystique and trade of gold, very little has been written about the science and technology in which it is involved. Edited by two respected authorities from the World Gold Council, Gold: Science and Applications provides researchers with the definitive handbook on the current science and applications of this valuable and beautiful precious metal.

Packed with contributions from the world’s leading experts, this volume brings in authoritative information from a number of sciences, including chemistry, physics, nanotechnology and metallurgy. The book presents a myriad of applications, ranging from electronics to medicine and optics. A comprehensive overview chapter provides historical perspectives of the element and each chapter describes potential further uses, including applications currently being developed.

Gold Applications in Use Today Include:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Electronics

  • Engineering

  • Industrial

  • Pollution Control

  • Photography

  • Catalysts

  • Nanotechnology

Table of Contents

Gold Supply and Demand, N. Meader

The Physics and Optical Properties of Gold, M. G. Blaber, M. J. Ford, and M. B. Cortie

A Primer of Gold Chemistry, A. L. Balch and T. Y. Garcia

The Surface Electrochemistry of Gold, L. D. Burke and A. M. O’Connell

Gold Luminescence, V. W.-W. Yam and C.-H. Tao

Gold Catalysis, S. A. C. Carabineiro and D. T. Thompson

The Metallurgy of Gold, J. Fischer-Bühner

Gold in Metal Joining, D. M. Jacobson and G. Humpston

Jewelry Manufacturing Technology, C. W. Corti

Biomedical Applications of Gold and Gold Compounds, E. A. Pacheco, E. R. T. Tiekink, and M. W. Whitehouse

Gold Electroplating, A. Vicenzo and P. L. Cavallotti

Gold Thick Film Pastes, K. Takaoka

Gold Bonding Wire, K. Mukoyama

Gold in Dentistry, P. J. Cascone

Decorative Gold Materials, P. T. Bishop and P. A. Sutton

Nanotechnology Applications of Gold, J. A. Edgar and M. B. Cortie

Miscellaneous Uses of Gold, R. Holliday and C. Corti


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Christopher Corti, Richard Holliday


"Every chapter in this book is a stand-alone monograph with the common theme of various aspects of chemistry and uses of gold, ranging from its physical and chemical properties, through jewellery, biomedical applications and dentistry to nanotechnology. ...This is an outstanding, beautifully presented book with every contribution authoritative and informative."
Chromatographia, March 2011