?We are pushing for gold, everything depends on gold!? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet and natural scientist sighs his Gretchen in ?Faust?. In fact, gold is not only valuable as jewelry or currency. The Physics and chemistry of gold nanoparticles (Au-NP) are currently among the most researched fields of research. To the article about gold on the Fascination Chemistry website.
In the video above you can visit the Bank of England's gold reserves with Martyn Poliakoff and see huge amounts of pure gold in one place.
What role does gold play in Prof. Dr. J. Justin Gooding, check out the ChemistryViews series In My Element: Gold.
Group 11 elements include copper, silver and gold. These elements are certainly known to almost everyone.
Not so well known is the unstable Roentgenium, which researchers artificially produced a few years ago. It was named after the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röngen, who discovered the X-rays named after him in 1895. For this he received the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. X-rays are still indispensable for medical diagnostics today.
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