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New Industrial Applications for Silver and Gold



May 25, 2010 – Comments (1)

Not that gold and silver need new industrial applications to emerge in order to reach the $2,000 / $50 price targets I have forecast, but it certainly doesn't hurt.

Silver and gold nanowires can improve touch screen flexibility and durability, say scientists from Stanford University.

Touch screens made from thin plastic coated with silver and gold could be produced much more quickly than glass plates - up to 100 times faster in fact.

The silver nanowires could also be used as electrodes for solar cells that can turn light into electricity, said Cui. Flexible silver and gold nanowire screens could replace the hard, glass-based electrodes.

Unlike many technologies that have a significant lag time between development and application, Cui says his technique could be used "immediately." 

The study has been described in the journal ACS Nano.



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#1) On May 25, 2010 at 9:55 AM, XMFSinchiruna (26.55) wrote:


The USDX is up .68 today to $87.21, and yet gold is also up $3.20 to $1,195.50.

I know why this is happening, but that doesn't prevent me from being astonished at the extent of this temporary and highly unusual currency phenomenon.

Can you even fathom where gold prices will go the next time the dollar's irreversible decline comes back into focus?

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