RE: Submolecular nanotech

Joshua Clingenpeel (
Wed, 19 May 1999 11:08:25 -0700

>gold is the best metallic electrical conductor, its easily alloyable
>and malleable, which is of obvious use to any technologist.
Ron Kean writes:

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.

The differences are large enough, as I found out while researching soundcards. Gold is a better conductor than copper, and doesn't corrode nearly as quickly as silver, but costs more and jumps up the price on hardware (like the AWE64 Gold). Silver is the best conductor, but it corrodes WAY too quickly. Copper is the favorite, as it's fairly cheap and a reliable conductor.

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