Silver Metal and Alloys
Silver is a soft, malleable metal with a characteristic sheen. It has the highest thermal and electrical conductivities of all metals. Other applications and industries in which silver is used include the manufacture of jewellery (both as the pure metal and as a constituent of various alloys), the electrical industry (e.g. in the manufacture of contacts) and for the silvering of glass. Silver Metal is available as disc, granules, ingot, pellets, pieces, powder , rod, wire, and sputtering target. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, quantum dots, targets for thin film deposition, pellets for evaporation and single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Elements can also be introduced into alloys or other systems as fluorides, oxides or chlorides or as solutions.