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:
- Pollution Control
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
"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