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Atomic weight 107.8682 u

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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. 

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MaterialDimensionsPurityDescription
AG2080Silver Foil 0.008 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2110Silver Foil 0.010 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG2113Silver Foil 0.010 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quality LT (Light-Tight)
AG2112Silver Foil 0.015 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG2114Silver Foil 0.015 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quality LT (Light-Tight)
AG2082Silver Foil 0.0125 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG2081Silver Foil 0.020 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG2086Silver Foil 0.025 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard. Quality LT (Light-Tight)
AG2088Silver Foil 0.050 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2089Silver Foil 0.050 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG2084Silver Foil 0.050 mm (thickness) Purity 99.997%Temper annealed
AG2101Silver Foil 0.075 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2102Silver Foil 0.10 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2090Silver Foil 0.125 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2091Silver Foil 0.125 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG2098Silver Foil 0.125 mm (thickness) Purity 99.996%Temper as rolled
AG2103Silver Foil 0.150 mm (thickness) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG2099Silver Foil 0.150 mm (thickness) Purity 99.997%Temper as rolled
AG2092Silver Sheet 0.25 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper as rolled
AG2093Silver Sheet 0.25 mm (thickness) High Purity 99.9985+%Temper as rolled
AG2094Silver Sheet 0.50 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper as rolled
AG2095Silver Sheet 0.50 mm (thickness) High Purity 99.9985%Temper as rolled
AG2096Silver Sheet 1.0 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper as rolled
AG2097Silver Sheet 1.0 mm (thickness) High Purity 99.995+%Temper as rolled
AG2104Silver Sheet 2.0 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2106Silver Sheet 2.0 mm (thickness) High Purity 99.995+%Temper hard
AG2100Silver Sheet 3.0 mm (thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2107Silver Sheet 3.0 mm (thickness) High Purity 99.995+%Temper hard
AG2109Silver Disc 0.075 mm(thickness) Purity 99.97%Temper hard
AG2108Silver Sputtering target / Disc 3.0 mm (thickness) Purity 99.995% 
AG5476Silver Wool 0.050 mm (diameter) Purity 99.95+% 
AG5501Silver Wire 0.025 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG5528Silver Wire 0.030 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG5483Silver Wire 0.050 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5480Silver Wire 0.075 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5473Silver Wire 0.10 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5484Silver Wire 0.125 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5477Silver Wire 0.150 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5488Silver Wire 0.20 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5485Silver Wire 0.25 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5489Silver Wire 0.37 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5486Silver Wire 0.50 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5479Silver Wire 0.75 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5487Silver Wire 1.0 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5491Silver Wire 1.50 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5492Silver Wire 2.0 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed
AG5493Silver Insulated Wire 0.075 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.018mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.111mm.
AG5670Silver Insulated Wire 0.100 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.020mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.14mm.
AG5494Silver Insulated Wire 0.125 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.026mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.177mm.
AG5671Silver Insulated Wire 0.150 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.030mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.21mm.
AG5474Silver Insulated Wire 0.125 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Polyimide insulated. Colour Natural. ~coating thickness 0.010mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.145mm.
AG5495Silver Insulated Wire 0.20 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.035mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.27mm.
AG5496Silver Insulated Wire 0.25 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.040mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.33mm.
AG5475Silver Insulated Wire 0.25 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Polyimide insulated. Colour natural. ~coating thickness 0.0125mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.275mm
AG5497Silver Insulated Wire 0.37 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.040mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.45mm.
AG5527Silver Insulated Wire 0.37 mm (diameter bare wire) Purity 99.99%Temper annealed. PTFE lapped & sintered. ~coating thickness 0.34mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 1.05mm.
AG5500Silver Insulated Wire 0.50 mm (diameter bare wire) 99.99%Temper annealed. Quadruple PTFE Insulated. ~coating thickness 0.050mm. Nominal o.d. of coated wire 0.60mm.
AG5471Silver WOVEN Mesh/Gauze 40 x 32 mesh per inch Purity 99.99%198/cm sq. Plain weave. Wire diameter 0.19mm. Aperture size 0.44mm - 0.60mm. Open area 53.23%
AG5472Silver WOVEN Mesh/Gauze 20 mesh per inch Purity 99.99%62/cm sq. Plain weave. Wire diameter 0.4mm. Aperture size 0.86mm. Open area ~46.24%
AG7004Silver Tube 3.5 x 0.25 mm (o.d. x wall) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG7001Silver Tube 6.0 x 1 mm (o.d. x wall) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG7002Silver Tube 10.0 x 1.0 mm (o.d. x wall) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG5478Silver Rod 2.0 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG5481Silver Rod 3.0 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG5482Silver Rod 5.0 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG5498Silver Rod 7.0 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper hard
AG5499Silver Rod 10.0 mm (diameter) Purity 99.99%Temper as drawn
AG9004Silver Powder max 54 micron µ particle Purity 99.99%condition water atomised (~300 mesh)
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