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Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-162-7
Publication date:
1990
Book Chapter

Precious Metals

Published:
1990
Page range:
688 - 698

Abstract

Precious metals are of inestimable value to modern civilization. This Article discusses the resources and consumption, trade practices, and special properties of precious metals and its alloys, including ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, osmium, iridium, platinum, and gold, and tabulates the industrial applications of precious metals. It provides information on the commercial forms (wire, rod, sheet, strip, ribbon, and foil) and uses of precious metals, including semifinished products, precious metal powders, industrial uses, coatings, and jewelry.

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1990. "Precious Metals", Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook Committee

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