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Silver

Despite the many well-known uses of silver throughout history for items such as coins and jewellery, there are many modern day scientific applications that make it extremely valuable.

The naturally occurring element silver, or Ag, is a light-grey metal with a melting point of 961.8 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of 2,162 degrees Celsius. 

It has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal – more so than other popular conducting elements, such as indium and tungsten. Another key property is its reflectivity - when polished, silver becomes the most reflective surface on Earth.

Silver also prevents the growth of bacteria. Due to this process, it can replace other bacteria-preventing chemicals like chlorine in water filters, water purifiers, swimming pools, and even clothes.

Silver is in very high demand for its reflectivity, but for much more than just the backs of mirrors; it can be used in the making of crystalline solar panels. This type of solar panel is becoming more popular due to its much lighter weight created by several polymer sheets. It is also much easier to install. 

Silver can also be used as air conditioning when it is applied as the first of many thin layers. When mounted onto a building, its high reflectivity turns it into a thermal radiator, allowing it to act like air conditioning for the building. 

As well as normal mirrors, a more specialist requirement for the reflective properties of silver is in mirrors used in infra-red reflection imaging for telescopes. Another element that can be used for this purpose is aluminium, but silver is more effective due to its higher reflectivity and its ability to reduce thermal emissivity. 

Although silver’s thermal and electrical conductivity is extremely effective, it is also very expensive. As a result, cheaper metals like copper are often used with a silver coating. This way, conductivity is increased at a much cheaper cost. Silver coated wires are used in areas of science that require the best quality of conductivity, such as radio frequency engineering. 

Although much more expensive, this use of silver coating can be seen in consumer goods too. Silver coated pick-up leads for electric guitars and other instruments are popular amongst musicians who are keen to produce the best quality sound possible.

Ag

Silver Foil

Line Number & MaterialThicknessPurityDescription
AG2080 Silver Foil 0.008 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item
AG2110 Silver Foil 0.010 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quality Not Light-Tight.View item
AG2113 Silver Foil 0.010 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quality Light-Tight.View item
AG2112 Silver Foil 0.015 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quality Not Light-Tight.View item
AG2114 Silver Foil 0.015 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quality Light-Tight.View item
AG2082 Silver Foil 0.0125 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG2081 Silver Foil 0.020 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG2086 Silver Foil 0.025 mm99.97%Temper hard. Quality Light-Tight.View item
AG2088 Silver Foil 0.050 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item
AG2089 Silver Foil 0.050 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG2084 Silver Foil 0.050 mm99.997%Temper annealed.View item
AG2101 Silver Foil 0.075 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item
AG2102 Silver Foil 0.1 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item
AG2090 Silver Foil 0.125 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item
AG2091 Silver Foil 0.125 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG2098 Silver Foil 0.125 mm99.996%Temper as rolled.View item
AG2103 Silver Foil 0.15 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG2099 Silver Foil 0.15 mm99.997%Temper as rolled.View item

Silver Disc

Line Number & MaterialThicknessPurityDescription
AG2109 Silver Disc 0.075 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item

Silver Sheet

Line Number & MaterialThicknessPurityDescription
AG2092 Silver Sheet 0.25 mm99.97%Temper as rolled.View item
AG2093 Silver Sheet 0.25 mm99.9985+%Temper as rolled.View item
AG2094 Silver Sheet 0.5 mm99.97%Temper as rolled.View item
AG2095 Silver Sheet 0.5 mm99.995%High Purity Temper as rolled.View item
AG2096 Silver Sheet 1.0 mm99.97%Temper as rolled.View item
AG2097 Silver Sheet 1.0 mm99.995+%High Purity Temper as rolled.View item
AG2104 Silver Sheet 2.0 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item
AG2106 Silver Sheet 2.0 mm99.995+%High Purity Temper hard.View item
AG2100 Silver Sheet 3.0 mm99.97%Temper hard.View item
AG2107 Silver Sheet 3.0 mm99.995+%High Purity Temper hard.View item

Silver Sputtering target / Disc

Line Number & MaterialThicknessPurityDescription
AG2108 Silver Sputtering target / Disc 3 mm99.995%-View item

Silver Wire

Line Number & MaterialDiameterPurityDescription
AG5501 Silver Wire 0.025 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG5528 Silver Wire 0.03 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG5483 Silver Wire 0.05 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5480 Silver Wire 0.075 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5473 Silver Wire 0.1 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5484 Silver Wire 0.125 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5477 Silver Wire 0.15 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5488 Silver Wire 0.2 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5485 Silver Wire 0.25 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5489 Silver Wire 0.37 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5486 Silver Wire 0.5 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG7602 Silver Wire 0.5 mm99.999+%High Purity Temper annealed.View item
AG5479 Silver Wire 0.75 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5487 Silver Wire 1 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG7601 Silver Wire 1 mm99.999%High Purity Temper annealed.View item
AG5491 Silver Wire 1.5 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item
AG5492 Silver Wire 2 mm99.99%Temper annealed.View item

Silver Wool

Line Number & MaterialDiameterPurityDescription
AG5476 Silver Wool 0.05 mm99.95+%-View item

Silver Insulated Wire

Line Number & MaterialBare Wire DiameterPurityDescription
AG5493 Silver Insulated Wire 0.075 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item
AG5670 Silver Insulated Wire 0.1 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item
AG5494 Silver Insulated Wire 0.125 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item
AG5671 Silver Insulated Wire 0.15 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item
AG5474 Silver Insulated Wire 0.125 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Polyimide Insulated. Colour Natural.View item
AG5495 Silver Insulated Wire 0.2 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item
AG5496 Silver Insulated Wire 0.25 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item
AG5475 Silver Insulated Wire 0.25 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Polyimide Insulated. Colour Natural.View item
AG5497 Silver Insulated Wire 0.37 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item
AG5527 Silver Insulated Wire 0.37 mm99.99%Temper annealed. PTFE lapped & sintered.View item
AG5500 Silver Insulated Wire 0.5 mm99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated.View item

Silver WOVEN Mesh/Gauze

Line Number & MaterialDimensionsPurityDescription
AG5472 Silver WOVEN Mesh/Gauze 20 mesh per inch99.99%62/cm sq. Plain weave. Wire diameter 0.4mm.
Aperature: 0.86 mm
Open Area: 46.24%
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Silver Rod

Line Number & MaterialDiameterPurityDescription
AG5478 Silver Rod 2 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG5481 Silver Rod 3 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG5482 Silver Rod 5 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG5498 Silver Rod 7 mm99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG5499 Silver Rod 10 mm99.99%Temper as drawn.View item

Silver Tube

Line Number & MaterialDimensionsPurityDescription
AG7004 Silver Tube 3.5 x 0.25 mm (o.d. x wall)99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG7001 Silver Tube 6 x 1 mm (o.d. x wall)99.99%Temper hard.View item
AG7002 Silver Tube 10 x 1 mm (o.d. x wall)99.99%Temper hard.View item

Silver Powder

Line Number & MaterialPurityDescription
AG9004 Silver Powder 99.99%Water atomised (~300 mesh). Particle max size 54µm.View item

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