Re: Submolecular nanotech

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 18 May 1999 02:23:08 -0400

Ron Kean wrote:

> On Mon, 17 May 1999 19:01:08 -0400 "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
> writes:
> >gold is the best metallic electrical conductor, its easily alloyable
> >and malleable, which is of obvious use to any technologist.
> >
> >
> In the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, silver is listed as having a
> higher electrical conductivity than gold as well as a higher thermal
> conductivity, but the differences are not large.

I'm rather surprised at that, I'll have to check my electrical engineering texts...And I forgot the other advantage that gold has over silver: it doesn't corrode.

Mike Lorrey