Conductor material: silver

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Basic properties of silver

Material Silver
Symbol Ag
Composition (%-by-weight) Fine silver 99.97
Density (g/cm³ at 20°C) 10.5
Melting point (°C) 960
% IACS min.* 106
Electrical conductivity (m/Ωmm² at 20°C) 61.35
Thermal conductivity (W/(m∙K))
Notes on properties and use
  • chemical element
  • high temperature resistance
  • good pliability
  • best electrical conductivity of all elements
  • highest thermal conductivity of all metals
  • slightly toxic, antibacterial effect

*International Annealed Copper Standard = IACS
The relative electrical conductivity of copper has been set as being 100% IACS, with the following values derived from this for other metals:
silver = 106%, gold = 72%, iron = 17%


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