Silver


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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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Our data imply that several thousand tons of silver were produced in pre-Incan times," Abbott says.
Steve's in the next wave to come through and we keep passing it from generation to generation," notes Silver, unconsciously dropping another watery reference.
These experiments show that instead of forming a blanket atop a silver bed, gold atoms initially prefer snuggling down under the topmost sheet of silver atoms to form an "underlayer.
During this step, the graphite and the STM tip are immersed in a dilute solution containing silver ions.