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Gold - Novel Technologies and Applications

Gold - Novel Technologies and Applications

We all recognise the outstanding beauty and value of gold. Yet it is easy to overlook the important role for gold arising from its unique technical properties. Gold, like other important industrial metals, has many unique physical and chemical attributes that mean it is the best, indeed the only, material for certain industrial applications.

The exciting podcast below helps to explain how the technical properties of gold are being exploited for new, leading-edge technologies like industrial catalysts, optical materials, nanotechnology and biomedical applications, including possible new anti-cancer drugs.

The programme 'Gold - Novel Technologies and Applications' contains interviews with leading researchers from around the world who are working with gold in one form or another, be it gold nanoparticles, coatings or chemicals.  Individual interviews or the full programme can be downloaded or Stream Podcasted by clicking on the links provided.

Stuart Cameron

Stuart Cameron introduces you to the programme 'Gold - Novel Technologies and Applications'.

Length: 2mins 57 Secs

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(2.08 MB)

Dr Christopher Corti, Consultant to World Gold Council, London, UK

Dr Christopher Corti, Consultant to World Gold Council, London, UK provides an overview of gold science and technology, including why gold is a unique metal and what properties make it useful

Length: 3mins 43 Secs

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(2.61 MB)

Prof Mike Cortie, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Prof Mike Cortie, University of Technology Sydney, Australia describes the developing use of nanoparticulate gold due to its unique optical properties.

Length: 4mins 12 Secs

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(2.96 MB)

Prof Graham Hutchings, University of Cardiff, UK

Prof Graham Hutchings, University of Cardiff, UK, a leading chemist and renowned expert on the developing use of gold as an industrial catalyst.

Length: 5mins 42 Secs

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(4.01 MB)

Prof. Michael Wong, Rice University, Texas, USA

Prof. Michael Wong, Rice University, Texas, USA explains how the most effective catalyst for groundwater clean-up contains gold.

Length: 8mins 12 Secs

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(5.77 MB)

Dr Judy Caddy

Dr Judy Caddy, Project AuTEK Biomed, Mintek, South Africa describes this important project funded by the gold-mining companies looking at the emerging medical uses for gold.

Length: 3mins 48 Secs

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(2.68 MB)

Full Programme

Full Programme containing all the interviews above.

Length: 30mins 47 Secs

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(21.65 MB)